UK Data Watchdog Criticizes Google’s Privacy Policy

Google-logo1According to a UK data watchdog, Google could face enforcement action if it does not improve its privacy policies.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) believes there are serious matters concerning Google’s compliance with the UK Data Protection Act. According to the ICO, the US search company did make it clear how user data will be used through all its products.

Other data authorities in Europe made similar complaints. An ICO spokesman said that they have written to the company to confirm their findings relating to the update of the company’s privacy policy. They have confirmed that its updated privacy policy raises serious questions about its compliance with the UK Data Protection Act. The UK watchdog said that Google must fix its policy before 20 September or face the possibility of formal enforcement action.

Ina statement released by Google, they said theirprivacy policy respects European law and allows them to create simpler, more effective services. They have engaged fully with the authorities involved throughout this process, and they’ll continue to do so going forward.