European Authorities Target Google Over Privacy Concerns

Thu, Jun 20 2013 10:17am PDT 1
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As the backlash continues over reports the US National Security Agency got private information about Americans from companies like Facebook and Google, European authorities this week launched a campaign to force Google to change its policies on user data collection. Efforts were led by the French Internet privacy watchdog, the CNIL, and Spain's data protection authority, the AEPD. CNIL officials claim that Google has broken French law and gave the company three months to change or face hefty fines while the AEPD indicated that fines are forthcoming. A CNIL spokesman also said that German, British, Itlian and Dutch authorities are currently mulling over their own punishments for Google's actions.

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