European authorities are now individually investigating Google’s privacy practices after a four-month deadline set by a joint body expired with no response from Google.
The joint committee’s mandate is at an end, so it delegated further handling of the matter to the participating national data protection authorities effective today.
Google did not make the changes, and instead asked for a meeting with the committee in mid-March.
“Following this meeting, no change has been seen,” said French authorities in a press release.
A Google spokesperson said the company was complying with the process.
The bodies can slap Google with fines or could potentially bar the search giant, which handles 95 percent of all search queries in Europe, from operating there.