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Google to meet French data regulator over Privacy Policy

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 16 May 2012 19:08

Google to meet French data regulator over Privacy Policy French regulator spearheading EU probe into Google privacy changes.
In March, Google onsolidated 60 privacy policies into a single one. It is now pooling data from users across dozens of services, including YouTube, Google+ and GMail. The change raised concerns among data protection and privacy regulators in the EU, as well as the United States, Japan, Australia and other places.

Google has already provided a 94-page response to a questionnaire from the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique (CNIL) in France.

"We are not totally satisfied with their responses so we have set up this meeting to discuss the issues with Google," CNIL president Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin told Reuters in an interview.

"We want to untangle the precise way that specific personal data is being used for individual services, and examine what the benefit for the consumer really is."

Google said it welcomed the chance to meet with the French regulator, and that it was confident it complied with European data protection laws.

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