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CNIL To Report on Google’s Privacy Policy

PRIVACY LAW—FRANCE & EU

October 15, 2012

The French data protection authority (CNIL) is scheduled to publicly share its report on whether Google’s changes to its privacy policy violate data protection rules at a press conference on Tuesday. The CNIL is expected to ask Google “to unravel” the changes, The Guardian reports. Businessweek quotes one expert’s assessment that, “While CNIL’s views will be persuasive, other data protection regulators in other EU countries could take a different line and levy their own sanctions.” A Google spokesman has said, “We are confident that our privacy notices respect the requirements of European data protection laws.”
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