The organisation said that Google needs to have a legal basis to gather all this information, and the amount of data collected needs to be proportional to the purpose of its use. Users don’t know if their information is being used for service improvements, the development of new services or for advertising purposes.
The CNIL wants Google to:
Some parts of the report are bound to receive some ‘I told you so’s from the privacy advocates. For example, did you know that “the mere consultation of a website including a +1 button” (like this one… sorry) is recorded, and Google stores that information for up to 18 months? Some of the commission’s recommendations are also supported by authorities in Canada and the Asian-Pacific region, which means that Google could have more to worry about than just the European Union.