Google rejected such suggestions however, saying that it had offered to speak with regulators and did not believe its changes would be harmful to users.
"Over the past month we have offered to meet with the CNIL on several occasions to answer any questions they might have, and that offer remains open. We believe we've found a reasonable balance between the Working Party's recommendations: to 'streamline and simplify' our policies while providing 'comprehensive information' to users," it said in a statement.
"We are committed to providing our users with a seamless experience across Google's services, and to making our privacy commitments to them easy to understand."
The changes mean that user accounts are linked across Google's portfolio of services, between an Android phone and a Youtube account, for example, and that data is shared across them. This could mean that an Android user has suggested videos targeted to them on Youtube, for instance.
Plus the cost of ambition as moonshots eat into the coffers
Spoiler alert: it's probably VeriSign
Did we say cuts off? We meant traps them inside their own home