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Regulators in Europe that manage privacy issues on the Internet have asked Google to make its policies clearer to users.
The New York Times reported Tuesday that 27 separate regulators sent a letter to Google Chief Executive Officer Larry Page requesting the U.S. company make changes on privacy policies that affect a wide range of services offered by the Internet search engine.
One of the main concerns is that data Google collects data on user behavior from various services — from a basic online search to watching a video on YouTube — that can be used by Google in ways the average user does not understand.
Google defended its current policy of not collecting data on consumers unless they opt in, but some have complained that Google bans users from various services unless they hit an “I Agree” button.
In a statement, Google said it was reviewing the letter from regulators.
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