Google's Privacy Policy Breaks Dutch Law, Regulator Says

Law360, New York (December 2, 2013, 10:15 PM EST) -- Google Inc. has violated Dutch data protection law by failing to give consumers adequate notice or to obtain proper consent before combining their personal data from various Google services to create detailed data profiles, the country’s privacy regulator said Thursday.

The Dutch data protection authority’s conclusion follows a seven-month investigation into the legality of controversial privacy policy changes Google rolled out in March 2012 that enabled the company to combine and track user information across all its products.

According to the regulator’s findings, the changes run...
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