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Regulators Seeking Answers Over Privacy Policy

ONLINE PRIVACY—BRAZIL & EU

March 9, 2012

Brazil is the latest in a growing list of countries raising concerns about Google's new privacy policy. Reuters reports that Brazil's Justice Ministry is seeking details on how Google handles users' personal information and "could launch an official investigation if Google did not provide a satisfactory response within 10 days," according to a statement released on Thursday. The UK Information Commissioner's Office is concerned the policy is "too vague,"while France's data protection authority, the CNIL, has commenced an EU-wide investigation into Google's use of personal data, the report states.
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