Google has decided not to delay the implementation of its new privacy policies, under which its various services will share the user data they collect. The European Commission's Article 29 Working Party had requested that the search giant pause its rollout of the new policies in order to determine what affect they'll have on users. It's unclear how the EC will respond to Google's snub.
Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) has rejected the request of European regulators that it delay the implementation of its new privacy policies to give authorities time to review the changes and ensure that users' data will remain secure.
The European Commission's Article 29 Working Party, an independent body of data privacy regulators, asked Google to hold off on launching its new policies until after the committee could analyze the changes and how they would affect European Internet users.
The new policies, which Google announced in January, are set to go in place in March. They represent a simplification of Google's privacy regulations, according to the company. Google has multiple platforms that harvest user data -- Gmail accounts, its social network Google+, YouTube and personalized search history information, among others. The company plans to consolidate that information into a single policy...