Six European data protection authorities are to launch coordinated and simultaneous enforcement actions in light of Google’s alleged breaches of data protection law
This period has expired and Google is said not to have implemented any significant compliance measures.
On 19 March 2013, representatives of Google Inc. were invited at their request to meet with the taskforce led by the CNIL and composed of the data protection authorities of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the UK. According to the CNIL, the lead investigative authority, no change has been seen.
The CNIL press release states that the Article 29 Working Party's analysis is now said to be finalized : 'It is now up to each national data protection authority to carry out further investigations according to the provisions of its national law transposing European legislation.'
The consequnce is that all the authorities composing the taskforce launched actions on 2 April 2013 on the basis of the provisions laid down in their respective national legislation (investigations, inspections, etc.)
In particular, the CNIL notified Google of the initiation of an inspection procedure and that it had set up an international administrative co-operation procedure with its counterparts in the taskforce.
The Information Commissioner's Office made a statement which is short and to the point :