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Colombia Orders Google To Comply With Data Protection Rules

 |  September 4, 2020

Colombian regulators on Friday ordered Alphabet’s Google to clearly ask each user whether the world’s largest search engine can use their personal data which is being captured without authorization.

Non-compliance could lead to investigations, sanctions and fines equivalent to 1.76 billion pesos ($480,500), the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce said in a statement.

“The decision was taken … after determining that the information treatment policy used by Google, located in the United States, does not comply with 52.63% of the requirements demanded by Colombian regulation.”

Google’s office in Colombia said it respected Colombian laws and would evaluate the order once it was informed of it by the regulators.

Full Content: Reuters

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