Google asked to delay privacy policy changes

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Google asked to delay privacy policy changes
While Google has been explicitly promoting changes to its privacy policies, a group of European regulators have written to the company asking it to postpone the change. The group says that it needs time to investigate if Google is doing enough to protect users and their data. Google is set to consolidate 60 guidelines into one single policy that operates on all Google services including the likes of YouTube, Google+ and Gmail.

The EU's Data Protection Working Party wrote to Google’s CEO Larry Page stating that changes to the privacy policy will affect citizens in most or all of the EU member states. The letter went on to say, “We wish to check the possible consequences for the protection of the personal data of these citizens in a coordinated way.” The group asks that Google hold off on consolidating its privacy policy until they have completed their analysis.

Google has said that it briefed members of the Working Party group who showed no concern initially. Google is not obliged to wait until this analysis is complete, but it has been cooperative in the past.


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