UK ICO orders Google to improve its “vague” privacy policy

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has ordered Google to sign a formal undertaking to improve its “vague” privacy policy by addressing the lack of easily accessible information describing the ways in which, and the purposes for which, Google will process personal data, and the lack of sufficient explanation of technical terms to service users. Google must fix these issues by August 2015. Outside of the UK, French and Spanish data protection authorities have fined Google €150,000 and €900,000 respectively for breach of their privacy laws and the Dutch data protection authority is currently threatening Google with a €15 million fine.

Link: Google undertaking to ICO