[JURIST] French and Spanish data protection groups released statements Thursday threatening Google [corporate website] with fines if the company does not change its privacy policies on collecting user data. The Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertes (CNIL) [official website] an independent oversight authority set up by the French government has accused [text] Google of breaching the French Data Protection Act [text, PDF, in French]. The group has given Google three months to change its consolidated private policy, which applies...

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