Google has now signed a commitment to make the policy clearer, the ICO said. It will make sure the policy adheres to the Data Protection Act and it will also take steps to make sure that future changes also comply.
Google has already made some changes suggested by the ICO. The rest must happen before June 30 2015, and then it will have to take yet more steps in the next two years.
“Whilst our investigation concluded that this case hasn’t resulted in substantial damage and distress to consumers, it is still important for organisations to properly understand the impact of their actions and the requirement to comply with data protection law,” said Steve Eckersley, head of enforcement at the ICO.Reuse content