Most Viewed Content:

Apple watchOS 9.3 Developer Preview Beta released

Apple today pushed the watchOS 9.3 Developer Preview Beta...

COMAC delivered the 100th ARJ21 aircraft, and the annual production capacity has reached 50

According to the official account of Jumbo Aircraft, COMAC...

OnePlus 11 will be the world’s exclusive debut bionic vibration motor

OnePlus 11 will be officially released on January 4,...

Germany takes issue with Google data processing terms: not giving users sufficient choice

Germany’s antitrust agency, the Federal Cartel Office (FCO), reportedly said today that it has objected to Google’s data processing terms and expects the company to make adjustments accordingly.

The Federal Cartel Office said in a statement that it sent a preliminary legal assessment to Google’s parent company Alphabet, Google Ireland Ltd. and Google Germany Ltd. on Dec. 23.

The Federal Cartel Office said Google does not currently provide users with sufficient options to decide whether and to what extent they consent to Google processing their data.

In response, a Google spokesperson said the company will continue to engage constructively with the German regulator and try to address its concerns.

The spokesperson added: “People expect us to run our business responsibly, both to maintain a user-first product experience and to continually update our services to meet the regulator’s expectations.”

Back in May 2021, the German Federal Cartel Office launched an antitrust investigation into Google. The Federal Cartel Office claimed at the time that Google’s business model relied heavily on the processing of user data. With access to competitively relevant data, Google enjoyed a strategic advantage.

To use Google’s services, users are usually required to set up a Google account and agree to Google’s data processing terms, and compliance of these terms becomes a key concern.

Andreas Mundt, director of the Federal Cartel Office, said at the time: “We will look closely at Google’s data processing terms. A key question is whether Google is giving users enough choice in the use of their data.”

Latest

SK Hynix Introduces AI Technology to Improve Semiconductor Production Efficiency and Yield

According to foreign media reports, after Google's artificial intelligence...

Twitter gets another complaint, accused of ‘unlawful’ firing of UK employees

According to the Financial Times, British employees fired by...

BYD’s new pure electric mid-size SUV model N7 will be released in April

Denza Motors announced today that in the future, the...

Samsung Galaxy A34 5G and A54 5G frontal renders were revealed, launch on 18th of Jan

Samsung has recently finalized the launch of two models,...
spot_img

Newsletter

Don't miss

SK Hynix Introduces AI Technology to Improve Semiconductor Production Efficiency and Yield

According to foreign media reports, after Google's artificial intelligence...

Twitter gets another complaint, accused of ‘unlawful’ firing of UK employees

According to the Financial Times, British employees fired by...

BYD’s new pure electric mid-size SUV model N7 will be released in April

Denza Motors announced today that in the future, the...

Samsung Galaxy A34 5G and A54 5G frontal renders were revealed, launch on 18th of Jan

Samsung has recently finalized the launch of two models,...

TrendForce: Global TV panel shipments are expected to reach 264 million units in 2023

TrendForce released a report today saying that global TV...
spot_imgspot_img

Razer Leviathan V2 Pro released: world’s first beamforming speaker with head AI tracking

Razer today released the Leviathan V2 Professional Speaker, which is officially called the world's first beamforming speaker with head AI tracking. According to reports, the...

Raspberry Pi introduces Camera Module 3, a next-generation camera

Raspberry Pi has released Camera Module 3, a new generation camera module based on Sony's IMX708 sensor and priced at $25 (about RMB170). Camera Module...

Phison demonstrates new PCIe 5 technology with speeds up to 12500MB/s

With the arrival of PCI Express 5.0 and CXL 2.0, we will usher in a new era of extremely fast storage. At CES 2023,...