Google meets Italy’s demands on data use practices

Italy's data privacy regulator said on Friday Alphabet Inc's Google had met its requests to change the way it treats and stores user data to bring practices into line with Italian rules. Two years ago, the watchdog told Google its disclosure to users on how their data was being treated was inadequate, giving it 18 months to comply fully and indicating a series of measures that needed to be carried out. The move was one of several privacy challenges against the U.S. Internet giant in the European Union, highlighting the bloc's desire to ensure its citizens' data is treated according to EU law, even when held in foreign jurisdictions.

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