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The ultimatum dates back to October Google was supposed to have changed its confidentiality rules'aby now. The rules are seen in Europe as lacking clarity and infringing EU privacy directives. Since then, 'Google has failed to adopt any concrete measures,' note six European data protection agencies, which have consequently decided to take action. The data authorities in Germany, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK 'launched actions on 2 April 2013, each on its own behalf (investigations, inspections, etc.),' they announced in unison. Last October, the French authority (CNIL), acting on behalf of the 27 agencies, gave the internet giant four months to act. The firm has always claimed that it complies with...

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