Google provided a response to a 94-page questionnaire that the CNIL sent, but the agency wants to know more. Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, president of CNIL, said in a statement, “We want to untangle the precise way that specific personal data is being used for individual services, and examine what the benefit for the consumer really is.” Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Google has said that the policy fully abides by European law, and that the meeting “will give us [the] chance to put things into context and explain the broader actions we are taking to protect our users’ privacy.”
The new policy allows Google to better tailor information for users by sharing it across all the various Google services. Privacy advocates cried foul, already concerned at the large amount of information that Google holds on users, and the new integration between all the services did little to quell their fears. The CNIL’s meeting will take place next week. As the agency is acting on behalf of the EU, their decision will ultimately apply to 27 European states.