EU justice chief warns Google over ‘sneaking’ citizens’ privacy away

The European commissioner of justice, Viviane Reding, has delivered a stinging rebuke to Google over changes to its privacy policy, warning that “we aren’t playing games here” and pointing out that the obligation to protect personal data forms a part of European treaties.In an exclusive interview with the Guardian as Google’s new privacy rules came into effect, Reding said: “Any company which wants to utilise the European market of 500 million citizens – which we’ve made borderless, a golden opportunity – then the European rules apply.” see:EU agencies say Google breaking law – commissioner
Data protection agencies in European countries have concluded Google Inc’s new privacy policy is in breach of European law, EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding said on Thursday.France’s data protection watchdog, the CNIL, has also cast doubt on the legality of the policy and informed Google it would lead a European-wide investigation into this.

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