EU Regulators Tell Google to Change Privacy Policy

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PARIS (AP) — European regulators are asking Google to clarify its new privacy policy and make it easier for users to opt out of it.

France's National Commission on Computing and Freedom led a European investigation into Google's new unified policy, which replaces individual policies for its search, email and other services and regulates how it uses the personal data it collects.

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The commission said Tuesday that it has three main concerns about the policy: it's not clear enough in explaining to users what data is collected and how it will be used; it's too difficult for users to opt out of data collection; and Google doesn't say how long it will hold onto data.

Google responded that it is reviewing the commission's report but that it believes its policy respects European law.

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