Google must provide more information about how it uses the data it collects about people or face legal action, privacy watchdogs have warned.
by Christopher Williams, The Telegraph:
It follows a radical overhaul of Google small print last year, when it combined data from web searches, Gmail, YouTube and dozens of other services to create a single profile of every users’ interests. Experts said it would allow the company to target advertising more effectively.
It sparked a row with European privacy regulators, whose joint calls for Google to halt the changes were ignored. The Information Commissioner’s ultimatum follows similar action from French and Spanish regulators.
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