Google has three weeks to explain a new privacy policy

Google has three weeks to explain a new privacy policy

Brussels : Belgium | Mar 20, 2012 at 1:43 PM PDT
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Three weeks gave to Google, the French data protection authority CNIL, to answer questions on the new regulator's privacy policy online giant, which took effect in early March -on Tuesday reported, Reuters .

Commission Nationale de l'Informatique (CNIL), among others, wants to find out what Google intends to do with the collected user information, how long the data will be a stored and whether they related to the true identity of the person.

These questions have been an included in the list to the head of Google's CNIL Larry Page, dated 16 March.

CNIL examines the planned changes to the privacy policy on behalf of Google's data protection authorities from all 27 EU countries. French regulator had already expressed "serious doubts" about the compatibility of the proposed Google changes to European law.

Google announced, in January, it would appear in March, a new unified privacy policy, and terms, of use of various products, like Google search, Gmail and YouTube portal. Company officials explained that the new privacy policy is to combine in one document, what were already in 60 and involved a variety of other services.

Standardized new privacy policy, have been an intended to make - Google informed - that it could integrate information about you, with various services such as search, maps, portals. The holders, of accounts at different sites treated, as users of Google. With the changes to be more relevant search results in these products.

The company, has not provided the option, to the ordered by the user, to change if they wants, to continue to benefit from belonging, to Google products.

CNIL asked in the letter, and Google will track the location of people using the Internet from your smartphone to find a place on the map or search for information, and whether the company will gather information from the phone, for example, a contact list.

Especially a lot of space in the list - 21 of 69 questions - CNIL has been a given to combining data from different Google sites, demanding, among other things the legal status of such a move.

The European Commission, is currently working, for the amendment to reform the EU data protection legislation. EC wants more control over their data users on the Internet and also proposes so, the right to remove such information and images from social networking site. To the remember user data, company or organization will have to be justified.

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amagda is based in London, England, United Kingdom, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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