×
36 732
Fashion Jobs
TOO FACED
Account Executive - Manhattan, New York
Permanent ·
GIII APPAREL GROUP
Accounts Payable Coordinator
Permanent · New York
SALLY BEAUTY CORPORATE
Outside Sales Representative - Professional Beauty
Permanent · Mesa
SALLY BEAUTY CORPORATE
Dbe Barber Account Executive
Permanent · New York
SALLY BEAUTY CORPORATE
Dbe Barber Account Executive
Permanent · Nashville
SALLY BEAUTY CORPORATE
Outside Sales Representative - Professional Beauty
Permanent · Eugene
SALLY BEAUTY CORPORATE
District Manager
Permanent · Winston-Salem
SALLY BEAUTY CORPORATE
Outside Sales Representative - Professional Beauty
Permanent · Reno
CENTRIC BRANDS
Associate, Account Executive - Los Angeles (Hudson)
Permanent · Los Angeles
CENTRIC BRANDS
Area Manager - Bcbg - Texas
Permanent · New York
CENTRIC BRANDS
Senior Analyst - m&a - Business Development
Permanent · New York
CENTRIC BRANDS
Sales Manager, Bcbg - Division - Fashion Valley 624
Permanent · San Diego
ULTA BEAUTY
Prestige Sales Manager-Alabaster Promenade
Permanent · Alabaster
ULTA BEAUTY
Prestige Sales Manager-Shoppes of Mentor
Permanent · Mentor
ULTA BEAUTY
Prestige Sales Manager-Marshall's Plaza
Permanent · DeWitt
ULTA BEAUTY
General Manager-Lincoln Square
Permanent · Arlington
ULTA BEAUTY
Prestige Sales Manager-Water Tower Place
Permanent · West Des Moines
ULTA BEAUTY
Prestige Sales Manager-Ocean County Mall
Permanent · Toms River
ULTA BEAUTY
Retail Sales Manager-Water Tower Place
Permanent · West Des Moines
ULTA BEAUTY
Retail Operations Manager-Ocean County Mall
Permanent · Toms River
ULTA BEAUTY
Retail Operations Manager-Firewheel Town Center
Permanent · Garland
ULTA BEAUTY
Retail Sales Manager-Ocean County Mall
Permanent · Toms River

European consumer groups want regulators to act against Google tracking

By
Reuters
Published
today Nov 28, 2018
Reading time
access_time 2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Consumer agencies in the Netherlands, Poland and five other European Union countries asked privacy regulators on Tuesday to take action against Google for allegedly tracking the movements of millions of users in breach of the bloc’s new privacy law.

Reuters


Google is already facing a lawsuit in the United States for allegedly tracking phone users regardless of privacy settings.

The consumer groups, which included those in the Czech Republic, Greece, Norway, Slovenia and Sweden, filed complaints with their respective national data protection authorities, based on research by their Norwegian counterpart.

Consumer lobby the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) alleges that Google uses various methods to encourage users to enable the settings ‘location history’ and ‘web and app activity’ which are integrated into all Google user accounts.

“These unfair practices leave consumers in the dark about the use of their personal data,” BEUC, speaking on behalf of the countries’ consumer groups, said.

“These practices are not compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as Google lacks a valid legal ground for processing the data in question. In particular, the report shows that users’ consent provided under these circumstances is not freely given,” it said.

GDPR, which allows users to control their data, foresees fines of up to 4 percent of global revenues for companies that break the rules.

Asked for comment on the consumer groups’ complaints, a Google spokesman said: “Location History is turned off by default, and you can edit, delete, or pause it at any time. If it’s on, it helps improve services like predicted traffic on your commute.”

“If you pause it, we make clear that — depending on your individual phone and app settings — we might still collect and use location data to improve your Google experience.”

“We’re constantly working to improve our controls, and we’ll be reading this report closely to see if there are things we can take on board,” he said.

© Thomson Reuters 2019 All rights reserved.