THE majority of Britons are concerned about their online privacy and back an investigation into internet giant Google’s data policies, campaigners will say today.
A survey by privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch found that 68 per cent of respondents are concerned about online privacy with nearly a quarter “very concerned”.
The majority – 66 per cent – of the public said national regulators should be doing more to force Google to comply with existing European directives on privacy.
Google was ultimately given four months to change its approach with 12 “practical recommendations” published by the group of regulators. However, last week the French authority leading the investigation – CNIL – said “Google did not provide any precise and effective answers” and regulators will now meet on 26 February to discuss how to proceed.