Google Privacy Policy Faces Legal Challenge in Europe

Lori Hinnant, of the Associated Press:

Google’s new privacy policy is under legal attack from regulators in its largest European markets, who want the company to overhaul practices they say let it create a gold mine of data at the expense of unwitting users.

Led by the French, organizations in Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Italy agreed Tuesday on the joint action, with the ultimate possibility of imposing fines or restrictions on operations across the entire 27-country European Union.

The EU has an uncanny ability to bring on a legal shitstorm. They did it (and are continuing the fight) with Microsoft’s marketplace dominance, and now they’re ensuring that Google takes responsibility for the amount of users they have.