France's Commission National de l'Informatique (CNIL) has been leading a EU-wide investigation into Google's policy changes. It has, to-date, been unimpressed by Google's claims that it would respect European data protection rules.
“We are not totally satisfied with their responses so we have set up this meeting to discuss the issues with Google,” CNIL president Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin told Reuters.
The two sides are set to meet on 23 May.
If the CNIL is not satisfied, it has the power to fine Google as much as €300,000. But other European data watchdogs may then also follow suit, meaning that fines could quickly mount up.
Google consolidated more than 60 separate privacy policies into a single document earlier this year. It has also provided a 94-page response to CNIL's original 69 questions about those changes.
The CNIL was appointed to lead European investigations after the so-called Article 29 Working Party, which is comprised of Europe's most senior data regulators, found that the policy changes did not meet the requirements of the European Data Protection Directive.
Neither the CNIL nor Google had responded to V3's request for comment at the time of publication.
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