German privacy watchdog tells Google to restrict use of data

A German data protection watchdog told Google Inc on Tuesday to seek users’ permission for creating data profiles from its various services, adding to pressure on the U.S. technology giant in Europe over its privacy policy.”Google is ordered to take the necessary technical and organisational measures to guarantee that their users can decide on their own if and to what extend their data is used for profiling,” the data protection commissioner for the German city state of Hamburg said in a statement on Tuesday.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/09/30/uk-google-germany-idUKKCN0HP28W20140930
http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/09/30/google-germany-idINKCN0HP29820140930Also see:Google ordered by German commissioner to stop data profiling
A local data commissioner in Germany said this week that Google’s extensive combining of the data it has on individual users is abusive and must be stopped.That administrative order is bringing to a head the question of whether U.S.-born, ad-driven Web services like Gmail, YouTube and Facebook can peacefully co-exist with a Europe that is enormously sensitive about possible incursions on personal privacy.
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/10/01/google-ordered-by-german-commissioner-to-stop-data-profiling/German Regulator Warns Google Over Collecting Users’ Data
A German privacy regulator has ordered Google to give its users greater control over how their online data is used, in the latest privacy case that challenges how the search giant operates in Europe.The city of Hamburg’s data protection regulator, one of Germany’s leading data protection agencies, said in a legal ruling that Google must seek Germans’ expressed permission before it uses their data to create online user profiles across its services like email, online search and its Android-based mobile products.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/01/german-regulator-warns-google-over-collecting-users-data/

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