Google Analytics risks French ban over US data spying fears


CNIL said its probe followed complaints by privacy group Noyb against trans-Atlantic transfers of data collected through Google Analytics. — AFP

Alphabet Inc’s Google Analytics doesn’t sufficiently protect European Union citizens’ data from potentially illegal US surveillance and could be banned altogether.

That’s the verdict of the French data watchdog, which said that moving vast troves of information across the Atlantic is currently unsafe. Thursday’s decision by the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertes is the latest parry in an increasingly tetchy back-and-forth between Big Tech and the bloc’s data privacy regulators.

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