However, privacy advocates took issue with some of the data sharing provisions in the policy, though Google says the vast majority were already permitted under older versions. These allow Google to share information about an individual user account across the various services that account is registered to use, so that – for instance – calendar entries can be synchronized with current location and local traffic data filtered in as well.
Lawmakers in the US are now demanding a single opt-out page, where privacy-concerned users can deactivate any tracking. Google believes it already offers this with its existing Dashboard.
We wish to check the possible consequences for the protection of the personal data of these citizens in a coordinated procedure. We have therefore asked the French data protection authority, the CNIL, to take the lead. The CNIL has kindly accepted this task and will be your point of contact for the data protection authorities in the EU.
In light of the above, we call for a pause in the interests of ensuring that there can be no misunderstanding about Google’s commitments to information rights of their users and EU citizens, until we have completed our analysis.” Article 29 Working Party