While the European investigation for abuse of dominant position is about to be completed, Google was sentenced in Spain for non-compliance with the legislation on privacy.
In practical terms, introduced by Google a single contract of use for dozens of services is at the heart of the dispute. The AEPD criticizes the engine a lack of transparency on the data collected, with an abuse of the conditional expressions “ambiguous” on their advertising operations (including through the webmail client for targeted advertising) and the license agreement imposed on users.
is also accused of retained data “for an indefinite period or unjustified” under the law, and have turned a deaf ear to concerned users use their data “impeding and in some cases, preventing the exercise of the right of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition. “
Google is finally pinned to the crossing of data through services used. “This combination of data collected allows Google to enrich the personal information it maintains, far exceeding the reasonable expectations of the average user, who is not aware of the mass of the data processing.” As “serious violations” of privacy, said the authority.
“Google illegally collected and processed personal information” of users, the agency said in a statement. Google will change its practices to be in compliance with legal standards.