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Google’s decision to share user data across Google services, revealed in an update to its policy back in March 2012, isn’t strictly kosher with Dutch privacy law, the Dutch Data Protection Authority said Thursday. Google doesn’t “properly inform users which personal data the company collects and combines, and for what purposes,” according to a statement by the DPA issued via press release.

While the DPA says that Google is definitely in the wrong in this case, there aren’t any immediate measures being taken to punish Google or prescribe any corrective action. It does however state that Google’s current means for securing user permission to collect their data is insufficient. That means simply offering up a single general privacy policy and terms of service document isn’t enough, especially when combined with the fact that it is “almost impossible not to use Google services on the Internet,” according to the DPA.

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