European Data Protection Digest

CNIL Asks Google to Answer Dozens of Policy Questions

ONLINE PRIVACY—FRANCE

March 23, 2012

In the wake of concerns raised by regulators across the globe regarding the use of cookies on mobile devices, France's data protection authority, the CNIL, is asking Google to answer "69 questions on its privacy policy before 5 April," Bloomberg reports. In a letter to the company, the CNIL writes that the questions "reflect the need for legal clarifications on your new privacy policy and in particular on the sharing of user data across Google services." Google has responded that it is "confident that our new simple, clear and transparent privacy policy respects all European data protection laws and principles," the report states.
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