Google to Change Its Privacy Policies
It has been reported that in the coming time, the Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertes (CNIL) would be conducting an investigation over the privacy policies of Google.
On 27th of February, the CNIL wrote a letter to Google, informing that it would be conducting an investigation over its privacy policies. Other European regulators would also be questioning Google for the same.
In the month of January, Google informed that it would be working towards making its privacy policies simpler. The policies thus formed would be applied to all the Google services like YouTube, Gmail and its social networking application Google+.
While making announcement of the coming change, Google said that the changes would allow in coming up with effective search results. The users of Google would be required to confirm that they would follow the policies. Failing to do so would make it difficult for them to use Google.
The French regulators have been concerned over the new policies of Google. In the letter, the regulators wrote, "The CNIL and EU data authorities are deeply concerned about the combination of personal data across services: they have strong doubts about the lawfulness and fairness of such processing, and its compliance with European data protection legislation".
Changes in the privacy policies have not yet taken place. It is believed that the changes would come to affect from 1st of March. Two European regulators have asked Google to delay the date. But, Google has something else on its mind. It has rebuffed the plea of the regulators. While declining the request of the regulators, Google wrote in its website that it has promised to its users to bring changes by 1st of March. Tussle between the regulators and Google is being witnessed over the changes in the privacy policies.
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