A consumer watchdog in the country sent the complaint to the data regulator for possible violation of privacy rules in the country. At issue is the amount of time that Google retains personal data on users, such as searches or location data.
"The consumer council Taenk would like the Data Protection Agency to assess whether Google's indefinite data collection complies with consumer's basic right to privacy," the watchdog stated, reports the Reuters News Agency.
"We have become aware of the fact that Google today has 9-10 years of data on users with a Google account."
Google has run into similar problems in other European countries, including agreeing to specify a time frame for data to be deleted and to explain how data on users is utilized by the firm, after an Italian regulator scrutinized its practices.
Written by: James Delahunty @ 7 Mar 2017 12:39