Google implements privacy policy despite EU warning

Google has gone ahead with its new privacy policy despite warnings from the EU that it might violate European law.The change means private data collected by one Google service can be shared with its other platforms including YouTube, Gmail and Blogger.Google said the new set-up would enable it to tailor search results better. see:Google privacy policy changes spark EU inquiry
Google’s new privacy rules, which have come into force as of Thursday 1 March, are to be investigated by EU authorities, with France arguing the sweeping changes breach European law.France’s data protection watchdog, the CNIL, told Google in a letter dated 27 February that it would lead a Europe-wide investigation of the policy, which involves Google pooling the data on individual users gathered via any of its sites – search, YouTube, Gmail, Google+ and others – allowing it to tailor search results, target users with advertising and make other uses of the information.

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