Google faces more privacy probes, possible fines in Europe
SAN FRANCISCO -- Europe’s biggest data protection authorities say they are taking steps to press Google Inc. to comply with European Union privacy rules and could impose fines if the Internet giant fails to do so.
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“Google has not implemented any significant compliance measures,” CNIL said.
Last year the Internet giant changed its official policy so it can track users across all Google services including email, Web search and YouTube in a move that has invited heavier scrutiny of its privacy practices, especially in Europe.
“We’ll continue to do so going forward,” it said in an emailed statement.
Privacy watchdogs in the United States praised the EU.
“The EU sets the global standard for protecting privacy, defining the rights of the public to determine how their information can be collected and used,” the Center for Digital Democracy said in a statement.
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