At that time, Google put 60 of its services under a unified policy that granted it the permission to combine data from products such as Gmail, YouTube or Google+ together for the first time. Data is only collected from users who are signed in to their accounts, the company says.
Consumer advocates said that the change could concern users who didn’t want information across those services connected in this way. In June, data protection officials in Spain and Britain also said Google may be subject to fines . Officials in the Netherlands, Italy and Germany said they were evaluating Google’s policies.
CNIL said in a statement that while Google did not change its policy, the company did respond to the threat of enforcement action by contesting “the applicability of French data protection law to the services used by residents in France.”