Google may have violated Denmark’s data storage laws
The Danish consumer council Forbrugerrådet Tænk has asked the Danish Data Protection Agency to investigate whether Google is breaking privacy laws by not capping the amount of personal data stored on its servers.
“The consumer council would like the Data Protection Agency to assess whether Google’s indefinite data collection complies with the consumer’s basic right to privacy,” said Forbrugerrådet Tænk in a statement.
“We have learned that Google currently has as much as 10 years’ worth of data on users with a Google account.”
Web companies such as Google and Facebook have faced increased scrutiny over how and where they store the location and search history data of their users.