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Euro Task Force Initiates Google Enforcement Measures

ONLINE PRIVACY

April 3, 2013

A taskforce of data protection agencies has begun follow-up measures against Google, alleging the company failed to fix flaws in a new privacy policy, The Washington Post reports. The taskforce is led by France’s data protection authority, the CNIL, and includes authorities from the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and The Netherlands. The CNIL says it has notified Google of the inspection’s initiation, which follows a March 19 meeting between the company and the regulators that ended in deadlock. “The authorities’ goal is not to fine Google,” said a CNIL spokeswoman. “The goal is for Google to be in line with what we demand.” Meanwhile, the company’s forthcoming “Google Glass” is raising privacy concerns in the U.S. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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