Europe sure does love its investigations.
“It is now up to each national data protection authority to carry out further investigations according to the provisions of its national law transposing European legislation,” CNIL said.
The timing of the news is interesting, as Google yesterday confirmed that privacy director Alma Whitten is stepping down after three years on the job. As we pointed out then,Whitten’s tenure has been a tough one, and if the latest EU investigation is any indication, her successor, Lawrence You, won’t have it much easier.
Google, of course, is no stranger to either fines or investigations. As Google continues to grow, so, too does the opposition to how it handles user data. Mr. You has quite a job ahead of him.
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