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Regulators To Examine Google Policy, EPIC Challenges FTC

DATA PROTECTION—EU & U.S.

October 9, 2012

EU data protection commissioners will look at whether Google’s changes to its privacy policy earlier this year comply with EU privacy laws, The Guardian reports. The revision created a single policy for all Google services and resulted in the consolidation of data into a single location, the report states, drawing questions from regulators including the French data protection authority. Meanwhile, the Electronic Privacy and Information Center has released a statement alleging the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has “withheld from public disclosure” information about its recent audit of Google’s privacy program.
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