Google To Defend Privacy Policy At French Watchdog Meeting

Law360, New York (May 16, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. will meet with France's data protection regulator next week to defend the lawfulness of its new privacy policy, the company confirmed Wednesday, marking the latest step in a European Union-wide probe that could result in hefty civil penalties.

The search engine giant pushed for an in-person meeting with France's Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertes to respond to 69 questions about the privacy policy that the regulator posed last month. The EU's data protection authorities have charged CNIL with heading the investigation into...
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