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Tue 26 Feb 2013

Privacy watchdogs' group votes on Google crackdown

A group of privacy regulators from France and other European countries, known as the Article 29 group, are due to vote on a proposal to engage in a coordinated crackdown towards Google's privacy practices. 

The group of privacy-watchdogs has long threatened the search engine company with "repressive action" following the various requests for Google to present a more reassuring policy, one that does not abuse its dominant position within the market. 

The Article 29 group has said that Google's treatment of user data does not comply with EU laws and they have recommended Google to implement a series of changes that would protect users from targeted advertisements and similar practices that rely on users' private internet data.

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