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Google ordered to change privacy policy in U.K.


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Google Privacy Policy U.K.
The U.K. Information Commissioners Office on Thursday ordered Google to change its privacy policy to comply with U.K. data laws. The company updated its privacy policy last year, combining individual policies from its various products into one blanket policy. The change was meant to deliver a better and more simplified Google experience, however critics immediately blasted the company. The ICO said that Google's updated policy doesn't "provide sufficient information to enable UK users of Google’s services to understand how their data will be used across all of the company’s products." Google must now change its policy and make it "more informative for individual service users," failure to do so may result in "formal enforcement action." The company has also come under fire from data protection officials in France and Spain, and was recently given three months to amend its policy in those countries. The ICO's press release follows below.


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