Dutch privacy watchdog threatens Google with €15m fine

Dutch News reports that the national privacy watchdog CBP is threatening Google with a fine of up to €15m for contravening Dutch privacy legislation. Since 2012, Google has been combining information about users from Gmail, Google maps, YouTube and search results into a single profile. However, the CBP says Google is not informing users properly about its actions or asking them permission. This, the CBP says, contravenes Dutch law. Privacy regulators in Britain, Germany, Spain and Italy are also taking action, the CBP says.

Dutch privacy watchdog CBP is threatening internet giant Google with a fine of up to €15m for contravening Dutch privacy legislation. Since 2012, Google has been combining information about users from Gmail, Google maps, YouTube and search results into a single profile. This, broadcaster Nos points out, allows the company to offer more targeted advertising. However, the CBP says Google is not informing users properly about its actions or asking them permission. This, the CBP says, contravenes Dutch law. Privacy regulators in Britain, Germany, Spain and Italy are also taking action, the CBP says.

Read more at DutchNews.nl: Dutch privacy watchdog threatens Google with €15m fine http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2014/12/dutch-privacy-watchdog-threatens-google-with-e15m-fine.php/
Dutch privacy watchdog CBP is threatening internet giant Google with a fine of up to €15m for contravening Dutch privacy legislation. Since 2012, Google has been combining information about users from Gmail, Google maps, YouTube and search results into a single profile. This, broadcaster Nos points out, allows the company to offer more targeted advertising. However, the CBP says Google is not informing users properly about its actions or asking them permission. This, the CBP says, contravenes Dutch law. Privacy regulators in Britain, Germany, Spain and Italy are also taking action, the CBP says.

Read more at DutchNews.nl: Dutch privacy watchdog threatens Google with €15m fine http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2014/12/dutch-privacy-watchdog-threatens-google-with-e15m-fine.php/

Country: Netherlands

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: Google, the Netherlands, privacy watchdog, privacy law violation, fine, privacy

Posted on Monday 15 December 2014

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