United Kingdom

UK Gives Google Three Months To Change Privacy Policies

Facing fines

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The UK and other European countries have ordered Google to changes its privacy policy before September 20 or face "the possibility of formal enforcement action" for violating the Data Protection Act.

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has said that the search giant's current privacy policy "raises serious questions about its compliance with the UK Data Protection Act."

The ICO's formal complaint is the latest in a string of European-led objections to Google's privacy policy, which received a significant overhaul in March 2012, allowing the company to aggregate data from its various services to create unified profiles on individuals.