Google plans to work with government officials
It was that very move that prompted the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office to investigate. It all led to the current decision regarding the policy’s lack of information. There is no word on whether the recent settlement alleviated the issue. The search giant is facing other allegations from other European authorities as well.
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ICO pleased with search giant’s effort to comply
Google also plans to work with the commissioner and give the agency advance notice of future changes. The company also promised to respond to inquiries in a timely manner. Additionally, the search giant will have to provide a report to the Commissioner by August 2015. This report will list steps the data controller has taken. The ICO’s enforcement lead, Steve Eckersley, said Google’s latest move is a huge step forward after a long investigation. Google has yet to comment on the matter.
Google is often the focus of scrutiny in Europe. One of the biggest problems involved antitrust matters. More specifically, the issue involves the search giant’s dominance in both online and search-based advertising.