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 January 11, 2011  Breaches, Non-U.S.

German web companies could face hefty fines for using Google’s online metrics service after data protection officials broke off talks with the US internet giant this week and threatened to pursue a precedent-setting court case.

“Unfortunately we have come to the conclusion that Google has not complied with our data protection demands,” Johannes Caspar, commissioner for data protection in Hamburg where Google Germany is based, told daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Monday.

“We must clearly say: What Google offers is not enough.”

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