Google told to fix privacy policy by EU data regulators

Author: BBC, Published on: 16 October 2012

EU watchdogs have said Google must revise its privacy policy. It follows the firm's decision…to consolidate 60 separate privacy policies into a single agreement. The move allowed it to pool data from across its products, including use of its video site YouTube, social network Google+ and smartphone system Android…Google has been told it should give clearer information about what data is being collected and for what purpose. It has also been told to give users more control over how the information is combined. It has been warned that if it took no action, CNIL [ the regulator] would "enter a phase of litigation". Google said…"We have received the report and are reviewing it now…Our new privacy policy demonstrates our long-standing commitment to protecting our users' information and creating great products. We are confident that our privacy notices respect European law."

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Related companies: Google (part of Alphabet) YouTube (part of Alphabet)