Google's New Privacy Policy Fails To Meet European Standards

Following a preliminary analysis, France's National Commission for Computing and Civil Liberties (CNIL) has confirmed that the changed privacy policy of Google fails to meet the European standards of data protection.

This week, the French agency directed Larry Page, CEO at Google Inc., to postpone the new policy - which is currently pending a full review. However, a reply posted by Google on the European policy website has indicated that the web search giant has refused to do so.

CNIL's chairwoman, Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, stated in a letter posted in CNIL's official website that the authorities in Europe "are deeply concerned about the combination of personal data across services."

She further commented: "They have strong doubts about the lawfulness and fairness of such processing, and about its compliance with" regional rules, reported San Francisco Chronicle.

Google has also mentioned that they are looking to simplify their products, including the Android operating system platform - through the integration of over 60 privacy policies.

The Mountain View based authority explained that the new policy changes will be initiated this coming Thursday.

Concerning the new developments, Google's global privacy counsel, Peter Fleischer, described the company as "keen" on meeting CNIL, explaining: "We are confident that that our new simple, clear and transparent privacy policy respects all European data-protection laws and principles".