French Regulators Sent An Additional Questionnaire To Google Over Its New Privacy Policy

Posted on May 24 2012 - 11:38am by Editorial Staff

Taking a story a step ahead back from April regarding Google’s privacy policy, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), the French data protection authority investigating Google’s new privacy policy on behalf of the European Union’s 27 member states, the CNIL sent a questionnaire to Google on 16 March. Google answered the questions on 20 April.

The CNIL welcomes Google’s collaboration but regrets that the answers are often incomplete or approximate. Over on this the CNIL sent an additional questionnaire on 22 May to clarify some questions and given the time till 8 June to answer. Additionally, a meeting between the CNIL and Google’s representatives was held at the Commission on 23 May.

“For a large number of questions, the elements provided do not give a precise, clear and comprehensive response to our questions,” Falque-Pierrotin wrote. “While in some cases the questions themselves may have been misunderstood or not clearly expressed, many answers merely provide illustrative examples without describing the exact [processes], procedures or systems Google actually operates.”

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