EU Official Blasts Google For Ignoring Privacy Concerns

Law360, New York (March 1, 2012, 4:44 PM EST) -- The European Union's top privacy official on Thursday criticized Google Inc.'s decision to roll out its new privacy policy despite a French authority's warning that it may run afoul of European data protection laws.

"It is unfortunate that Google has gone ahead with the new policy before addressing the French data protection authority's concerns," Commissioner Viviane Reding said in a statement. "All companies that offer services to European consumers must provide their customers with clear information about their privacy policy."

The Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et...
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