Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday March 20, 2012

French Data Watchdog Questions Google On Privacy

France's Commission Nationale de l'Informatique has given Google three weeks to answer questions on the company's new privacy policy. No word on what the French will do if Google doesn't meet the deadline but I am sure it will be something along the lines of a strongly worded (possibly scented) letter. wink

The CNIL is leading an investigation on behalf of data protection regulators in Europe's 27 member states, and it has already said it has "strong doubts" that Google's new approach to privacy complies with European law. Among the issues the CNIL raises is whether Google will track people using mapping or search on their smartphones, and whether the company will collect information stored on the phone such as contacts in the address book.