Germany slaps Google with data collection limits

The data protection office in the city of Hamburg said it had told Google to make “the necessary changes.”

German officials on Wednesday ordered Google to limit the collection of personal data, in the U.S. Internet giant’s latest run-in with authorities in the European Union.

The data protection office in the city of Hamburg said it had told Google to make “the necessary changes” so that the use of its German users’ data is on a “permissible legal basis”.

At issue is Google’s compilation of user profiles drawing on data of Internet users such as their age or family background without their authorization.
 
 
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Source News: Alarabiya
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