Ryan Martin / 3 years ago
“In particular, we believe that the updated policy does not provide sufficient information to enable UK users of Google’s services to understand how their data will be used across all of the company’s products” stated the UK’s ICO in their full report.
To amend this lack of compliance Google must:
Google has already previously stated on several occasions that it believes it complies fully with EU regulations and laws. Google has already ignored many requests from EU data agencies in the past and I wonder how different that will be in the case of the UK.
I am certainly hoping that there will be some strong disciplinary actions in place if Google do not respect to data regulations of the UK by refusing to comply with the request.
There are currently eight principles of the UK’s data protection act which are to make sure personal information is:
- Fairly and lawfully processed
- Processed for limited purposes
- Adequate, relevant and not excessive
- Accurate and up to date
- Not kept for longer than is necessary
- Processed in line with your rights
- Not transferred to other countries without adequate protection
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