Will Google pass EU’s data protection laws?

With Google planning to change its privacy policies as from today, will they slot into place with the EU’s data protection directive?

EU regulators have urged Google to ‘pause’ the changes so that they can analyse them first and see if they will effect the EU’s data protection directive.

The French regulator, ‘The Article 29 Working Party’ said it was “deeply concerned about the combination of data across services and will continue their investigations with Google’s representatives”.

The European Commisioner is set to change its directive within the next few years, but as the directive stands today, will Google pass the EU’s data laws?

Google says that it is simply “improving user experience” and making its policies cimpler and easier to understand.

Will Google have to make exceptions for the European Data Protection Directive? If not, how will Google settle the disagreement?

Source: BBC