European Data Protection Digest

Google Defends New Policy To CNIL

PRIVACY LAW—FRANCE

April 6, 2012

Google is defending its new privacy policy to French data protection regulator the CNIL, Reuters reports. In its response to the CNIL's request that Google answer "69 questions on its privacy policy before 5 April," the company's global privacy counsel said it is "convinced that the overall package of our privacy notices respects completely the requirements of European data protection law." The company answered half of the CNIL's questions in its 18-page letter and will provide answers to the remainder of the questions by 15 April. CNIL may issue an administrative caution or a fine, according to Article 29 Working Party Chairman Jacob Kohnstamm.
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