Google has now signed a formal undertaking to improve the information it provides to people about how it collects personal data in the UK to ensure that it meets the requirements of the Data Protection Act. Google must now make the changes by
30 June 2015 with further commitments over the next two years.
The full list of steps Google must take under the undertakings are as follows:
- Ensure that there is continued evaluation of the privacy impact of future changes to processing which might not be within the reasonable expectations of service users so that users are provided with prompt and adequate notice of such processing.
- Provide a report to the Commissioner by August 2015 setting out the steps which the data controller has taken in response to the commitments set out in this undertaking.
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