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European consumer organisations say Google breaching privacy rules

Tuesday 27 November 2018 | 09:53 CET | News
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A number of European consumer organisations say Google's way of tracking user location is in breach of GDPR privacy rules. Beuc, the European Consumer Organisation, said that seven European consumer rights groups will be filing complaints against Google with their national data protection authorities. These include the Netherlands, Poland, the Czech Republic, Greece, Norway, Slovenia and Sweden. 

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