The company ran into trouble after it unified its privacy policies from all of its services into one agreement in March 2012, which sparked the investigation by European regulators, lead by the French Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL).
Google met with data protection authorities from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the UK in March, but made no improvements to its privacy policies, according to CNIL.
In the UK, the Information Commissioner's Office announced that it was launching an investigation into whether Google’s privacy policies are in breach of the Data Protection Act.
An ICO spokesperson told PC Pro that companies can be in breach of the DPA if their privacy policies are not clear enough.
The ICO is also still carrying out an investigation into Google over the Street View Wi-Fi data capture debacle, in which the company is accused of grabbing personal data collected from unencrypted networks.