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A POSSE of European civil libertarians is coming together to work out how to get Google to play nice with regional privacy preferences.
The French Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (CNIL), or data privacy commission, has had Google in its sights for some time now.
When last it spoke up in mid-February, it said that it was going to set up a working group to deal with the question of why Google has not been able to provide solutions to its problems for four months.
"Data Protection Authorities] have decided to continue their investigations in close cooperation and to take all necessary actions according to their competences and powers. Significant progress on these actions will be made before summer. A taskforce led by the French DPA (CNIL) will help to coordinate these actions."
Google, which has told us that it has talked to and interacted with the CNIL and made its own proposals for talks that were not accepted, will be invited to a hearing with the working group.
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