Google Privacy Ruling In Europe To Be Decided

France’s Commission Nationale de l’Informatique (CNIL) will decide by September if Google’s new privacy policy complies with European law.

“We just received answers to questions we put to the company in May, and we are studying them closely,” stated Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, who is the director of the CNIL, during a Tuesday press conference.

Then, they will draw their final conclusion and present it to a larger group of regulators, known as the G29.

Under Google’s new concept, they are allowed to collect data on users across their services, which includes YouTube, Gmail and Google+. In addition, they condensed sixty privacy policies into one.

This will allow the American multinational corporation to more effectively familiarize their search results and enhance services for consumers. Nevertheless, users will not have an option to opt out.

The CNIL review may be compelled to give Google financial penalties up to 300,000 euros or administrative approval; however, it is unclear whether it would be enforced all together, or if the states would individually attempt to receive their own fines.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Google has paid nearly $22.5 million to fix changes that they disregard the privacy settings of Apple’s Safari browser users.

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