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Google Will Meet With French Regulators Next Week

France represents Europe's 27 union states in an investigation of Google's new privacy policy

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Google Will Meet With French Regulators Next Week
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France is heading up an investigation of Google’s new privacy policy and they represent all of Europe’s 27 union states with their inquiry. Google has agreed to meet with them next week to answer questions about the newly implemented policy. Ideally this meeting will answer all of Europe’s data regulators questions and resolve any ethical issues about the policy.

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, heads up the investigation and what is called the “Commission Nationale de l’Informatique”, the group in charge of the inquiry. She spoke with Reuters regarding the upcoming meeting.

Here’s what she had to say:

“We are not totally satisfied with their responses so we have set up this meeting to discuss the issues with Google,”

“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,”

There has been concerned expressed about Google’s privacy policy in almost every country including the United States, Europe, Japan, Argentina, and Canada. Reuters also heard from Google representative, Anthony House regarding the upcoming meeting and he commented on what Google hopes to accomplish during that time.

Here’s what House has to say:

“The meeting will give us chance to put things into context and explain the broader actions we are taking to protect our users’ privacy,”

We’ll be watching for outcomes from this meeting closely and seeing what France has to report back to the rest of Europe. We’ll keep you updated as things continue to evolve out of Google’s new privacy policy and the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique. The meeting will be held on May 23rd.

Google Will Meet With French Regulators Next Week
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