is being probed by the French national information commission
(CNIL) - this was requested on behalf of the 27 EU member states. The regulator has "strong doubts" that Google is legitimate in its streamlining of user data flow among its various services, including YouTube, Google+ and Gmail.
reports that Google has until 6 April 2012 to provide explanations on 69 questions that have been posed by the commission. Google has pledged to comply with this request.
Google introduced the new policy as their business model relies on advertising which is widely placed throughout the internet. By collecting online data of a particular user, this gives them the opportunity to target this user with appropriate advertising.