Thursday , May 26 2022

Consumer societies in Europe to complain about Google


The Brussels-based European Union of Consumers (BEUC) has announced that consumer associations in the Netherlands, Poland, Greece, Slovenia, Sweden and Denmark will complain to Google about their respective regulatory authorities.

The statement stated that the complaint will be opened on the basis that Google breaches its obligations derived from the EU Data Protection Directive (GDPR) by following user location data.

According to a survey carried out by the Norwegian consumer association, it is said that people can be specified as their religious beliefs, political trends, health status by tracking the situation.

On the other hand, a number of personal data improvements were made under the GDPR, which came into force in May through the EU. With GDPR, conditions were brought up as individuals' disclosure and have clear licenses for companies to collect, process, share and store personal data.

The regulation stated that, if there was a situation such as the release of personal data, the data being used or used out of purpose, the companies should make a declaration within 72 hours of the relevant regulatory agencies. In addition, it allowed the authorities to set fines, which equated to 4 per cent of the company's global turnover, if businesses broke these personal data rules.

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