By Brian Davidson, CIPP/E
The CNIL statement indicates that it is now up to each national DPA to carry out further investigations according to the provisions of their own national law transposing the EU Directive. It is understood that all of the aforementioned six authorities, including the ICO, launched actions on April 2.
The investigation centres around Google's decision to change its system to create a uniform set of privacy policies for more than 60 products, resulting in criticism from some DPAs and consumer advocates over the company’s collection and use of personal data.
Brian Davidson, CIPP/E, is a privacy and information advisor at Field Fisher Waterhouse, LLP.