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Google has rebuffed earlier calls by privacy watchdogs to expand "right to be forgotten" requests beyond the European versions of its search engine.
More countries are joining investigations that could force the social network to change its practices and potentially bring a hefty fine along with it, says The Wall Street Journal.
The search giant has signed an agreement promising to tweak how it gathers personal data from users in Britain.
Google receives guidelines from European regulators explaining how it can avoid running afoul of privacy laws, reports Reuters.
A court requirement in France results in a prominent block of text telling people about a 150,000-euro fine and a commission's conclusion about how Google violated privacy law.
Google gets hit with the largest fine ever levied by French privacy regulatory group CNIL, which tacked on a bit of humiliation for the company in the process.
Peter Fleischer, Google's top global privacy counsel, says a "much-flawed" proposed EU privacy law is "dead," while praising whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Web giant's practice of combining user data from its different services violates data protection law, the agency says.
Google might face hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines in France for privacy violations. Small potatoes to the company, but the ruling could portend a more difficult relationship between Europe and Google.
Virtual assistants like Siri and Google Now could be helpful in navigating privacy settings or letting users know how their data is being used by Internet services.