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EU regulators require Google privacy policy fix

The French Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (the “CNIL”), which led a European Union inquiry into Google’s privacy practices, has required Google to change its privacy policy within three to four months.  Google’s revised privacy policy, which came into effect earlier this year, consolidates 60 separate privacy policies and allows Google to pool data from a variety of its products (e.g., YouTube, the Google+ social network and Android smartphone). The pooled data could then be used for targeted advertising.

Among the changes required by the CNIL, Google must provide more information about the extent and purposes of data collection, and must give users greater control over how their personal data is processed.

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