French Data Watchdog Probes Google's New Privacy Rules

Law360, New York (March 19, 2012, 9:01 PM EDT) -- A French computing privacy regulator sent Google Inc. a list of dozens of detailed questions Friday about the company's new privacy policy, after saying last month the policy might violate European data protection laws.

The so-called Article 29 Working Party, a collection of European Commission and European Union member states, has charged France's Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés, or CNIL, with heading an investigation into the new policy, which went into effect March 1. CNIL's Friday letter asked Google to respond to a list...
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