Mikael Ricknäs reports:
The Norwegian Tax Administration and the State Educational Loan Fund’s use of Google Analytics violate the country’s privacy laws, because the agencies have no control over how Google uses information about users, the Norwegian Data Protection Authority said on Tuesday.
The authority, which has a history of keeping U.S. IT companies on a short leash, last year took a closer look at how the two organizations used Google Analytics, which is a free service that allows websites to keep track of traffic. The authority has found that agencies’ use of the analysis tool is not in accordance with Norwegian law, according to preliminary findings.
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It hasn’t been a good month for Google in Norway, it seems. Earlier this month, Google was fined for its collection of data during the StreetView fiasco.