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CNIL Says Google Report Due in September

PRIVACY LAW—FRANCE

July 11, 2012

The French data protection authority (CNIL) says it will release a report to European regulators on Google’s changes to its privacy policies by early September, Bloomberg reports. CNIL’s Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin said Google’s responses to the authority’s inquiry came in about two weeks late, which is delaying the report, and added the company’s answers “weren’t entirely satisfactory.” The two entities have been “engaged in extremely close discussions,” Falque-Pierrotin said. Google Global Privacy Counsel Peter Fleischer said in his June 21 response to CNIL that the company’s “new simple, easy-to-read privacy policy” is “in compliance with European data protection principles.”
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