google_logoAccording to French data protection officials, they did mention that there is the possibility of slapping Internet search giant Google with a fine if they do not make alterations to certain provisions of its privacy policy which has been deemed to violate French data protection laws, although Google has been given a three month time frame to do so.

Regulators from the French agency CNIL has shared that Google should clarify its policy to inform users on the kind of data that they collect, including its reasons for collecting such information, and the amount of time that they would retain such personal data. Not only that, Google should also set reasonable limits for storage, while obtaining users’ permission prior to stashing away cookies on their devices. Google has responded since, that their privacy policy “respects European law and allows us to create simpler, more effective services. We have engaged fully with the authorities involved throughout this process, and we’ll continue to do so going forward.”

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