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Google warned to change the way it pieces together data about users in Germany

30/09/2014

The Hamburg Data Protection Authority in Germany has warned Google to curb its profiling activities in the country or risk facing (...)
The Hamburg Data Protection Authority in Germany has warned Google to curb its profiling activities in the country or risk facing fines or other measures. In a statement yesterday, the organization said Google’s ability to piece together information about users across the breadth of its services (Google Maps and Gmail, for example) violates local privacy laws. As such, it will need to make significant changes to the way in which it handles its triangulation of personal data to ensure that people give consent for it being used to profile them in this way. Exactly how it will do that is yet to... This story continues at The Next Web The post Google warned to change the way it pieces together data about users in Germany appeared first on The Next Web. The Hamburg Data Protection Authority in Germany has warned Google to curb its profiling activities in the country or risk facing fines or other measures. In a statement yesterday, the organization said Google’s ability to piece together information about users across the breadth of its services (Google Maps and Gmail, for example) violates local privacy laws. As such, it will need to make significant changes to the way in which it handles its triangulation of personal data to ensure that people give consent for it being used to profile them in this way. Exactly how it will do that is yet to... This story continues at The Next Web The post Google warned to change the way it pieces together data about users in Germany appeared first on The Next Web.
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