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EU Regulators Consider Censure

PRIVACY LAW—EU

December 10, 2012

The New York Times reports on potential plans by the EU’s group of data protection authorities (DPAs) to censure Google for its consolidated privacy policy if the company does not meet demands previously set forth by the regulators. In a two-day, closed-door meeting, the DPAs mapped out a preliminary strategy, which, the report states, includes testing whether Google is in compliance with national privacy laws in Ireland, Belgium and Finland, where the company operates data centers. A Google spokesman said the company is reviewing recommendations laid out by France’s DPA and is “confident that our privacy notices respect European law.” The DPAs may issue a public statement this week, the report states. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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