UK and Germany join France in demanding Google rewrite its privacy policy


Last month France acted on a year-long investigation into Google’s new privacy policy in the EU, demanding the company change its policy or face stiff fines. Now, the UK and Germany are piling on. The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office says that Google’s policy, last updated in March 2012, “does not provide sufficient information to enable UK users of Google’s services to understand how their data will be used across all of the company’s products.” The ICO is giving Google until September 20th to update the policy or face “the possibility of formal enforcement action.”

Germany, meanwhile, has already scheduled a hearing for August, where Google will need to defend its privacy policy, reports Computerworld. Google’s privacy…

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