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Why Google is introducing its new privacy policy

Internet company Google has gone ahead with its new privacy policy despite warnings from the EU that it might violate European law.

The change means private data collected by one Google service can be shared with its other platforms including YouTube, Gmail and Blogger.

Google said the new set up will enable it to tailor search results better.

But data regulators in France have cast doubt on the legality of move and have launched a Europe-wide investigation.

Caroline Hepker reports from New York on why Google has made its move now.

  • 01 Mar 2012