Google to change privacy policy after settling case with ICO

By Lisa Vaas

Google and the ICO have settled a case over the company’s privacy policy being too vague, with the upshot being that policy changes are now in the works.

The case concerned Google’s 2012 privacy policy revision, which consolidated 70 individual privacy policies into one, with the exception of a few services (Wallet, Chrome/Chrome OS and Books).

That change sparked an investigation by the Article 29 Working Party: the group of EU data protection authorities which includes the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

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