After France, Now Brazil Questions Google’s New Privacy Policy

Posted on Mar 9 2012 - 10:14am by Editorial Staff

Google already rolled out its single and giant privacy policy but seems like there is no rest it is going to get – first French Data Protection Authority stated that Google’s new privacy policy violating European laws – adding to this, Brazil’s Justice Ministry is now questioning the search giant that it is going to handle users’ personal information, potentially opening a new legal front for the company.

The Brazilian government has given 10 days period to Google asking that it need to provide the answer within the time frame, if it not, than the country’s ministry will launch an official investigation against Google. Going back in January, when Google announced its plans of single new privacy policy it said, “It is consolidating 60 guidelines into a single one that would apply for all its services, including YouTube, Gmail and its social network Google+.”

The Brazilian Ministry said its main purpose for questioning is to know how the company focused on personal information handling while drafting of the new policy and what kind of authorization was required from individual users for its implementation. The ministry’s Department of Consumer Defense and Protection also questioned, “How Google was using the content of private emails to customize its advertising?”

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