French Data Protection Agency Criticizes Google

Already facing scrutiny from antitrust authorities and privacy regulators on a variety of fronts, Google was criticized by French data protection authorities, who accused the company of being insufficiently forthcoming in an investigation of its new privacy policy. On behalf of the 27 member states of the European Union, the French data protection agency, the National Commission for Computing and Liberties, known as C.N.I.L., is investigating a privacy policy that Google instituted across the range of its online services this year.