EU to Reject Google Privacy Changes

    Google's European headquarters are pictured in Dublin, Ireland, on November 19, 2010.  The Irish government is determined that any financial deal with International financial experts will not require compromise on Ireland's long-cherished 12.5-percent rate of corporation tax. The tax has helped to encourage companies to re-locate to the republic, but EU heavyweights such as Germany claim the tax gives Ireland an unfair advantage and are expected to demand the rate be raised as part of any deal. AFP PHOTO/Peter Muhly (Photo credit should read PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Google has to change its privacy policy, the French data commissioner will tell the search-engine giant Tuesday, according to sources. The ruling reached by European Union commissioners, according to The Guardian, could have wide-ranging impact and could inspire a spat of new sanctions against the company by other regulators. The probe by the French commissioner into Google’s privacy policy came about after users complained about new privacy policies introduced in March. Google did not provide a way for users to opt out of the changes—a decision that regulators now say was a breach of EU law.

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