Google privacy changes found to violate Dutch law
Dutch watchdog concerned over Google privacy changes
A Dutch watchdog has found that Google is in violation of data protection law in the country following a seven month investigation.
Of particular concern was the fact that Google combines personal data from different online services in order to tailor ads and services to an individual. Chairman of the College for the Protection of Personal Data Jacob Kohnstamm has said Google “spins an invisible web of our personal information without our permission, and that is outlawed.”
Investigation across European nations
Users have also raised a number of concerns over the Google terms of service, such as a recent tweak to terms of service which allows Google to add user profile names and photos to ads, as well as the rising data requests said to be being made by governments.