Google Privacy Policy May Be Illegal, French Agency Warns

Law360, New York (February 28, 2012, 5:20 PM EST) -- France's data privacy watchdog said Tuesday that Google Inc.'s new privacy policy appeared to violate European data protection law, as privacy authorities around the world rushed to express their reservations about the policy ahead of its Thursday rollout date.

The Article 29 Working Party, a collection of data protection authorities from the European Commission and EU member states, has charged the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertes, or CNIL, with leading an investigation into the privacy policy changes.

Google announced in January that it would...
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