Europe: challenges to Google’s privacy policy

UK's ICO gives Google until September 2013 to act.

Data protection watchdogs in Germany, Italy and the UK have followed France and Spain in calling for Google to make changes to its privacy policy.

In a statement the UK’s Information Commissioner said that the search giant’s privacy policy raises serious questions about its compliance with the UK’s Data Protection Act.  Meanwhile, Germany’s equivalent of the Information Commissioner has announced that Google will be called into a legal hearing about the lack of transparency in its data handling.

Google changes its privacy policies in 2012, unifying data collection across its sites.

Source: The Guardian.