Google Analytics Violates Norwegian Law, Watchdog Says

Law360, New York (August 21, 2012, 9:52 PM EDT) -- The Norwegian data protection authority concluded Tuesday that two government agencies' use of Google Analytics violated the country's privacy laws, marking the second time this year that the regulator has found a Google Inc. product to run afoul of the protections.

In preliminary audit reports, the regulator determined that the Norwegian Tax Administration and the State Educational Loan Fund's use of the analytical tool breached the country's laws because the agencies had no control over how Google could use the Internet Protocol addresses and other personal...
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