WhatsWeb

whats known and unknown

German court chides Google over its vague privacy policy and terms

on November 22, 2013

Gigaom

Google(S goog)’s privacy policy is too vague, the Berlin regional court has ruled, upholding a complaint made by the Federation of German Consumer Associations (VZBV) in July 2012. The judgement is not yet final, though, and Google says it will appeal.

The VZBV had pointed out that that Google’s privacy policy was less than clear about what users could expect to happen with their data – Google “may” capture location data and “may” mix-and-match data from its various services, for example. Consumers are expected to give their consent to all this, but they can’t be certain what it is they’re consenting to.

The consumer rights group, which has successfully taken on the likes of Facebook(s fb) as well as Google itself in the past, was also irked that Google reserves the right to change its terms and provisions unilaterally, without further consent from the user. On Tuesday, the court agreed…

View original post 266 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: