UK data cops to Google: You’ve got three months to sort out privacy
The Information Commissioner’s Office said late on Thursday:
In particular, we believe that the updated policy does not provide sufficient information to enable UK users of Google’s services to understand how their data will be used across all of the company’s products.
Last month, data authorities in France ruled that Google had breached the country’s Data Protection Act, and ordered Mountain View to comply with the law within three months or else face sanctions.
At the same time, data watchdogs in the UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands also launched enforcement actions against Google.