Privacy & Data Security Law News

Google Privacy Watchdog Urged to Pick Up Pace on Complaints (1)

Nov. 27, 2019, 5:00 AM

Google’s main privacy regulator in Europe was urged to move faster a year after consumer groups complained the search-engine giant was illegally tracking users’ whereabouts.

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission “should pick up the pace,” European consumer organization BEUC said in a statement on Wednesday, after sending a letter to the regulator requesting a state of play on the complaints.

Seven consumer groups filed separate complaints with their respective regulators last year. They all landed back with the Irish watchdog after Google Ireland was designated the data controller for Google’s EU users in January 2019.

“Carrying out thorough investigations and...

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