German watchdog opposes Google purchase of DoubleClick

The proposed $3.1 billion merger of search giant Google and online advertising company DoubleClick would lead to “a massive violation of data privacy rights”, a German privacy watchdog has warned.The Data Protection Commissioner of the German state of Shleswig-Holstein Thilo Weichert has written to Europe’s Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes expressing his view that the merger would allow the combined company unprecedented access to personal data about users.
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