Google is ‘sneaking citizens’ privacy with its new policies and appears to be ignoring data protection treaties,the European Commissioner of Justice has said.
Viviane Reding said the decision to sacrifice privacy should be made by the user rather than by the company acting in a “sneaking” way.
“Any company which wants to utilize the European market of 500 million citizens which we have made borderless,a golden opportunity then the European rules apply,” she said.
Reding added that “citizens should have the possibility of buying into more extensive use of their data but that should be their freedom to choose,not done by a sneaking way of taking the freedom away from the citizens”.
The news has prompted a privacy campaigner Alex Hanff to sue for the 400-pound cost of his device.
Users can choose not to log into an Android phone with a Google Account and still use it to place phone calls,send text messages,browse the web,and use certain Google applications that do not require account authentication such as Google Maps, he added.