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ICO statement regarding investigation into Google privacy policy

ICO statement regarding investigation into Google privacy policy

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Statement: 2 April 2013


An ICO spokesperson said:

“The ICO has launched an investigation into whether Google’s revised March 2012 privacy policy is compliant with the Data Protection Act. The action follows an initial investigation by the French data protection authority CNIL, on behalf of the Article 29 group of which the ICO is a member. Several data protection authorities across Europe are now considering whether the policy is compliant with their own national legislation.

“As this is an ongoing investigation it would not be appropriate to comment further.”


 

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