Data protection in Hamburg initiated investigation against Google




The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information has initiated administrative proceedings against Google. At the end of the process is therefore the privacy-compliant configuration of the current processing practice at Google are. First of all, should have the opportunity to comment on the allegations Google. That there is a method, since the 01’s up to the Newly introduced in March 2012 by the Corporate Privacy Policy. The method has now been announced by the French data protection authority CRF who have joined the hamburger.

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According to the European data protection authorities to Google’s privacy policy violates the company’s commitment to full transparency about the use and handling of the data users and users. Google has now given the opportunity to respond to mid-August at the hearing.

Depending on the outcome of the hearing of the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information on the progress of procedure. Under the circumstances, an injunction, which is aimed at Google is to commit to the corresponding conversion processing practice possible.

Johannes Caspar, the Hamburg commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information is quoted as saying: “The user should be clearly informed about what data processed for any purpose Google. The current Privacy Statement will allow the company, in our opinion, due to the numerous vagueness nature, scope and purpose of the data use at will establish itself. Sense of the data protection provisions of the company but it must be pre-determine the boundaries of the data processing transparently and unequivocally. Users should also be able to decide whether and to what extent Google may merge and analyze the left by them in the various data services across. Google is now invited to comment on the allegations. ”

Well, as you may indeed look again, what comes from Hamburg. Already in April had Google aufgebrummt a penalty of 145,000, then it came to the recording of wireless data. Personal opinion: it is always more complicated durchzublicken everywhere. So it is welcome that for every user complete transparency of cost. And hand on heart, I say again that even the mitlesenden techies often do not know which rules have the services they use, right?



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