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GDPR complaint over Google's signup settings looks to invoke new EU 'strategic' enforcement procedure

By Sam Clark
  • 29 Jun 2022 23:01
  • 29 Jun 2022 17:24
Google faces a coordinated complaint that its signup process unfairly steers people towards allowing excessive data collection, in a case that may provide the first test of a streamlined EU privacy enforcement procedure. 

Ten consumer groups in nine countries, coordinated by EU-wide consumer body BEUC, have filed coordinated complaints against Google over allegedly

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Sam Clark


Sam has covered data privacy and security in the UK and Ireland for MLex since November 2021. He previously covered data protection for trade publication Global Data Review, as well as reporting on technology, media and telecoms businesses for S&P Global. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in journalism, both from the University of Kent.

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