Regulatory bodies on either side of the Atlantic have been investigating Google and its methods of data protection, but it seems the search giant is coming under some especially vigorous scorn from six countries in the European Union after not making requested changes to privacy policies. Changes were requested by France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the U.K. and the Netherlands, according to TechCrunch. The Information Commissioner's Office told Verge that it has launched an investigation as to whether Google is violating continental laws.
CNIL, a French data regulator, said Google had failed to come into compliance within the allotted four-month grace period. Representatives from both sides met last month, but CNIL reported that there was no change.
According to a release from the French delegation, each national data protection authority has to carry out additional investigations to make sure Google is up to par with their national law. The statement said the CNIL told Google of their intentions to inspect them further and noted that it had set up an international administrative cooperation procedure with counterparts throughout the task force.
Regarding the latest CNIL investigation into Google's data privacy policies, the company gave TechCrunch a simple statement.
In October 2012, EU took objection to Google's privacy rules after the company changed its policy by consolidating 60 different codes into one. At this point, CNIL is still awaiting answers to several pointed questions it sent the company's way. Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin of the CNIL said the body was simply recommending Google make it more clear to users how to protect their personal information, including location and credit card data, and how such information might be used by the company.
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