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CNIL: Google Will Be Called Before Article 29 WP

PRIVACY LAW—EU

March 1, 2013

The Article 29 Working Party (WP) is calling for Google to appear before the group of EU data privacy authorities (DPAs) in advance of “repressive action, which should start before the summer,” France’s DPA, the CNIL, announced Thursday. The announcement followed reports last week that the WP would make its decision by the end of the month, and Businessweek reports the WP “decided to pursue Google after a two-day meeting in Brussels.” A Google spokesman said, “Our privacy policy respects European law and allows us to create simpler, more effective services. We have engaged fully with the CNIL throughout this process and will continue to do so going forward.”
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