Google violates data protection act
Jacob Kohntamm, chairman of the DPA said, “Google captures us in an invisible web of our personal information without telling us that and without asking our permission.” He added that the search engine giant’s practice has been ongoing since 2012, and he is hoping that their patience will no longer be put to the test.
The DPA gave Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ”GOOGL) a chance to change its practice in handling users’ personal data until the end of February 2015.
Requirements for Google
The DPA required Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) to ask consent from users to combine data from its different services. For example, the search engine giant could provide a clear permission screen, according to the Dutch regulator.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) must also provide a clear information that YouTube is part of the company. The DPA noted that the search engine giant already resolved this issue.
Google’s reaction to DPA’s order
The spokesperson added that the search engine giant recently submitted some of the proposed further changes with the European privacy regulators, and they looking forward to discuss it soon.