updated 01:47 pm EST, Mon February 18, 2013
Google dismisses allegations
In a statement published today, France's Commission Nationale de l'Informatique (CNIL) claims Google has yet to provide "any precise and effective answers" to the group's recommendations.
"In this context, the EU data protection authorities are committed to act and continue their investigations," the agency writes. "Therefore, they propose to set up a working group, lead by the CNIL, in order to coordinate their repressive action which should take place before summer."
Aside from increased clarity over the uses for such data, such as location information and credit card numbers, regulators recommended that Google ask for permission before pooling the data. The agencies also called for an easy opt-out method and a limit on how long the data is stored.
The agencies have yet to provide any specific details regarding potential enforcement actions if Google refuses to cede to demands.