Netherlands could slap Google with €15 million fine in privacy case
Google uses personal information and cookies from videos watched, search history and read emails to generate personalized ads without consent from the user, the DPA said.
"Google catches us in an invisible web of our personal data without telling us and without asking us for our consent" says Jacob Kohnstamm. "This has been ongoing since 2012 and we hope our patience will no longer be tested," continued the chairman of the Dutch DPA.
Google must have measures in place that complies with the Dutch privacy policies by February 2015, the watchdog said.
National consumer agencies in Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and Spain have all attacked the tech giant for their data use
According to the press statement, Google has already submitted a letter announcing an array of measures taken to promote compliance with the European Data Act.