EU watchdog launches data privacy probe into Google

Wednesday, 22. May 2019 19:06

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission stated on Wednesday that it launched an investigation into Google over the data privacy issues, according to the official statement. The investigation will focus on evaluating the way in which the company collects and processes data in regards to online advertising and if the tech giant's practices are in breach of the European Union's privacy regulations.

"A statutory inquiry pursuant to section 110 of the Data Protection Act 2018 has been commenced in respect of Google Ireland Limited’s processing of personal data in the context of its online Ad Exchange," the regulator said.

In January, Google was fined €50 million in France over violations of the EU's standards framework General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The company later said that it will appeal the fine due to concern on how this ruling could impact publishers, content creators, and tech companies "in Europe and beyond."

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