Another EU regulator says Google's data collection breaks the law
29th Nov 2013 | 18:11
The Dutch are sick of Google's shenanigans
Google's controversial data collection practices have earned it scrutiny from yet another European privacy organization, the Dutch Data Protection Authority.
The DPA has accused Google of spinning an "invisible web of our personal data without our consent," which it says is definitely illegal.
Further, the group said Google's efforts to keep users informed about the data it "collects and combines" are insufficient.
The DPA will determine what to do about it at an upcoming hearing.
Dogpile on Google
Google sought to unify its many disparate privacy policies into one single policy, but that left it far too vague for authorities to overlook.
Google has fought tooth and nail, but after a seven-month investigation the Dutch DPA determined this week that whatever actions the search company has taken haven't been enough.
Another country's authorities jumping on the Google dogpile might not have that much of an effect on the company itself, but it does make it clear that the EU is not going to drop this issue easily.