European data watchdogs take aim at Google over privacy

  • Six European data protection agencies could take legal action over Google's privacy policy if it is found to breach national laws.

    Regulators from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK said on Tuesday as a four-month deadline to alter the policy comes to an end, with Google making "no change".

    In a statement, Google said its privacy policy "respects European law and allows us to create simpler, more effective services."

    Google was given four months to change its policy after a European Commission working party reported last October that its privacy policy did not meet Commission standards on data protection.

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