Bloomberg Law
Feb. 10, 2022, 2:40 PM

Google Analytics Risks French Ban Over U.S. Data Spy Fears (1)

Stephanie Bodoni
Stephanie Bodoni
Bloomberg News

Alphabet Inc.’s Google Analytics doesn’t sufficiently protect European Union citizens’ data from potentially illegal U.S. surveillance and could be banned altogether.

That’s the verdict of the French data watchdog, which said that moving vast troves of information across the Atlantic is currently unsafe. Thursday’s decision by the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertes is the latest parry in an increasingly tetchy back-and-forth between Big Tech and the bloc’s data privacy regulators.

A landmark European Union court ruling in 2020 raised the bar for the region’s watchdogs after judges expressed doubts about American surveillance laws and the safeguards in ...