BRUSSELS, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Google Inc.'s privacy practices don't comply with Europe-wide data-protection rules, regulators in 27 European Union countries say.
EU privacy watchdog agencies released a report Tuesday urging the Internet giant to give users more control over personal data Google collects from its search engine and other services, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Google should offer better information on what it does with users' personal data, the regulators said, inform users of how long it keeps their data, and offer easier ways for users to opt out of having information harvested by Google services.
Google will be given several months to implement the changes before individual data-protection regulators start to pursue their own enforcement actions, Falque-Pierrotin said.
If Google fails to implement changes within three or four months, "then we'll enter another phase, which will be more contentious," she said.