Google is once again on target for privacy. The French consumer group has filed a complaint targeting Google. The group has alleged that Google is stealing personal data of users through its accounts.
Google is once again on target for privacy. French consumer group Google (google) has filed a complaint targeting it. This complaint has been filed by the consumer group regarding privacy. The group has alleged that Google is stealing personal data of users through its accounts. The group has put this complaint in front of the Data Protection Authority. Apart from this, Google’s complaint has also been lodged in Greece, Czech Republic, Norway and Slovenia.
According to the report, the German consumer body has sent a warning letter to Google. The warning letter sent by the consumer body can also become a civil law suit for Google in the future. If proven guilty, Google may have to pay a heavy fine. Along with this, consumer agencies have also written letters to privacy regulators in the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden against Google’s practice.
Account sign-up policy issue
BEUC (European Consumer Organization) has said that there is a privacy concern with Google’s sign-up process. The group said that “the language Google uses during registration in the sign-up process is very vague, incomplete and misleading.” The group alleges that “Google frames more secret-friendly options but prevents users from making an informed decision.”
There have been allegations before
On the complaint against Google due to this, Google had said that those users can edit themselves if they want. They can edit, delete and pause their data. Google has clarified that they use users’ data to improve their service. Google was earlier fined more than Rs 66,300 crore by antitrust regulators of the European Union.
This fine was imposed on two ongoing antitrust investigations against Google. If Google is found guilty of this violation, it could face fines of up to 2% of global business. This action on Google is being done under the privacy rules of the European Union.