COMMENTARY Last month, France's Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertes (CNIL) put Google (GOOG) on notice that it was going to investigate how the company shared data across its services.
"Our preliminary analysis shows that Google's new policy does not meet the requirements of the European Directive on data protection," the Commission said. "The CNIL and the EU data protection authorities have strong doubts about the lawfulness and fairness of such processing."
Commentary By: Margaret Heffernan - Has been CEO of five businesses in the United States and United Kingdom. A speaker and writer