Google Unfazed By EU's Toothless Privacy Threat

Law360, New York (February 21, 2013, 8:43 PM EST) -- Europe's privacy regulators said Monday that they would soon take action against Google Inc. for supposedly flouting repeated demands for better disclosure of its data collection practices, but attorneys predict the Internet giant and others will ignore such warnings as long as the regulators lack the ability to level hefty fines.

The regulators' hackles were raised by a recent revision to Google's privacy policy that enabled it to combine and track user information across all its platforms. The Article 29 Working Party, which consists of data...
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