Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) sent the CNIL a ninety-four page report as a response to their questionnaire. The president for the French regulation agency, Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, says that they’re not completely satisfied with Google’s attempt to respond and that’s why they set up this meeting.
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The search giant introduced their new unified policy on March 1st 2012.
Google’s new policy combines sixty privacy policies in one. It will also pool user data info from various services including Gmail, YouTube, and Google+. Users not allowed to opt out either because the search engine giant thinks that this change will better improve the service for all users.
France is not the first country with legitimate concerns about the privacy of their citizens. The United States, Japan, Argentina, and Canada all brought up their concerns with Google.
Google’s spokesman Anthony House said that his company was more than happy to meet up with the CNIL and that they respect the privacy notices. He also said that the meeting should answer important questions and provide some much-needed perspective on the whole issue.
Later after the meeting ends and they can agree on a full analysis, CNIL can proceed to another meeting with European data protection regulators in June.
UPDATE: According to Update on Reuters, meeting is set for May 23.