On February 27, 2012 CNIL sent a letter to Google CEO Larry Page (which was follow-up to a February 3rd letter) complaining that Google failed to properly consult EU authorities about the new Google Privacy Policies and that the:
…preliminary analysis shows that Google’s new policy does not meet the requirements of the European Directive of Data Protection (95/46/CE), especially regarding information provided to data subject.
The CNIL highlighted the significance of Google’s penetration in the EU with the following statistics about Google’s usage:
-more than 80% of the European search engine market,
-around 30% of the European smartphones market,
-40% of the global online video market and
-more than 40% of the global online advertisement market
Apparently Google has chosen to ignore the EU’s warnings and surely we will see more headlines soon.
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