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DPAs: Google Analytics Illegal

PRIVACY LAW—GERMANY

October 6, 2010

The Düsseldorfer Kreis, which is comprised of Germany's state data protection authorities (DPAs) responsible for the private sector, continues to consider the use of Google Analytics on company Web sites to be illegal, but it hopes to continue negotiations with the company, the Hunton & Williams Privacy and Information Security Law Blog reports. Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Alexander Dix has said that although the company has undertaken efforts to improve Google Analytics, the DPAs do not consider the improvements to be sufficient. The DPAs have given Google eight weeks to improve the service, the report states.
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