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Regulators Move Toward Privacy Crackdown

PRIVACY LAW—EU

February 19, 2013

The Article 29 Working Party is expected to vote at the end of the month on a new proposal by European data protection regulators to “coordinate their repressive action” against Google unless it “makes dramatic changes to how it manages user data,” reports CNET News. The French data protection authority, CNIL, says that Google “did not provide any precise and effective answers” about its privacy policy, which allows the company to pool user data from across all its services, adding, “the EU data protection authorities are committed to act and continue their investigations.” Google says its privacy policy “respects European law,” adding, “We have engaged fully with the CNIL throughout this process, and we'll continue to do so going forward."
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