Six European agencies challenge Google's privacy policy

Data protection agencies will now begin formal investigations of Google's privacy policy.

Data protection agencies in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK, led by France's CNIL, have announced they are starting an ‘inspection procedure' enquiry against Google.

At issue is Google's revamped privacy policy (introducing single profiles for users across all Google services) which came into effect in March 2012.  The latest announcement comes following Google's lack of response to previous recommendations as to how it could update its policy.

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