Category: Google

Is Google Analytics Illegal?

Today the Norwegian data privacy authority declared that it considers the use of the Google Analytics tool by the national tax administration and the educational loan fund illegal. Their argument is relatively clear. The public agencies apparently accepted Google’s standard terms of service which allows it to use IP addresses of tax and education fund users […]

69 Questions: EU quizes the G on its new privacy policy.

France’s data privacy authority CNIL (acting under EU mandate) sent Google the following questionnaire in order to clarify a number of concerns on the policy’s implementation, Google’s due diligence vis-a-vis its users and compliance of the policy with EU regulations. The EU’s Article 29 Working Party (grouping Member State data protection authorities) stated that it further […]

What to make of the EU reaction to Google’s new privacy policy?

Yesterday’s letter from the French National Commission on Information Technology and Freedoms (CNIL) points out some very specific problems in Google’s widely publicized new privacy policy, which comes into effect 1 March. While the new policy is exemplary in its clear language, the issues the CNIL enumerates are not so arcane as to concern only specialists in […]