Wednesday, April 3, 2013 4:45

(Before It’s News)

Leading European watchdogs have banded together to start legal action against Google, after the internet search giant repeatedly refused to alter its privacy policy. The US company denies any wrongdoing.

France, the UK, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain accuse the internet giant of potentially violating EU citizens’ rights in its unified privacy policy it adopted just over a year ago, and ignoring demands to change it.

“Google has not implemented any significant compliance measures,” said a statement from France’s regulator CNIL, referring to a document in which the EU-wide data protection committee published last October, but has provoked no alterations to the text of the policy.

“It is now up to each national data protection authority to carry out further investigations according to the provisions of its national law transposing European legislation.”

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