Not So Fast: EU Finds Google’s New Privacy Policy a Legal Breach

March 1st, 2012 at 10:39 pm

In the midst of Google’s announcement of consolidating the privacy policies
of all its services, it looks like the move will not go without a hitch.

The European Union asked Google to hold off the implementation of its unified privacy policy as it investigate the changes. The decision is in and EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding has said the policy is against European law. The judge finds that EU was not consulted about the new policy, which she says does not meet transparency requirements and even allows the giant tech company to give users’ private data to third parties.

The government office has yet to decide on what to do with such findings, but expect Google to revise its privacy policy.

Source: Reuters, via Engadget