Google faces legal action in six European countries over privacy
The threat was made after Google ignored a four-month deadline imposed by the nations to amend its policy, merely issuing a statement instead in which it said it ‘respects European law’.
In response it handed Google a four month deadline to open up access to individuals to see what information was held on them and provide tools to manage this data. The internet giant was also told to take more care to limit the amount of data it held on individuals.
However Google hasn’t implemented any ‘significant compliance measures’ in that time according to the nations – who will now pursue individual investigations of their own into how it handles policy.
"We have engaged fully with the DPAs involved throughout this process, and we'll continue to do so going forward."