Google Settles with Italy, Agrees to Privacy Checks

Google’s latest agreement with a European privacy regulator includes spot checks at its U.S. headquarters to monitor how the Internet giant is complying with an order to improve its privacy policy, add new opt-outs for targeted advertising, and disclose how long it keeps users’ data. The Italian data-privacy authority outlined a process for Google to comply with the country’s privacy laws and an order imposed on the company in July.