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Gov't May Take Action Against Search Engine

PRIVACY LAW—SOUTH KOREA

July 5, 2012

South Korea's Personal Information Protection Commission says it will file further complaints against Google's Korean subsidiary unless it complies with the commission's request that it improve its privacy policy, The Korea Times reports. The commission can fine Google one percent of its annual proceeds or seek criminal charges, the report states, noting Google failed to comply with the commission's request last month to make three changes to its policy regarding combining users' personal information across 60 of its services, user consent for data storage and the length of data retention. Meanwhile, Forbes reports on "Google Now," a feature that combines user data across platforms to make suggestions.
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