CNIL: Google Will Be Called Upon In 'Coming Weeks' For Privacy Action

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Earlier this month, French privacy watchdog CNIL was pressing Google on privacy changes again, putting out a statement saying it was determined to act and pursue investigations.

At the time, Google shared the following statement (via TechCrunch):

“Our privacy policy respects European law and allows us to create simpler, more effective services. We have engaged fully with the CNIL throughout this process, and we’ll continue to do so going forward.”

Now, The Telegraph is reporting that CNIL said Google will be called to appear in "the coming weeks" and could face "repressive action" if failing to give "precise and effective" responses to its privacy recommendations.

This is all related to the big privacy policy consolidation that Google implemented last year, which makes it possible for the company to use data from one of its services to improve the experience of its other services. I'm sure you recall the story.

In October, CNIL announced recommendations for clearer information for people regarding the policy, and for Google to give users more control over the combination of data from its various services.

Friday will mark one year since the new policy went into pace.

Chris Crum
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