engine - 9:38 pm on Jun 20, 2013 (gmt 0)
Spain has launched proceedings against Google over five suspected serious data breaches.
Meanwhile France has given the search giant three months to rethink its privacy rules.
Since last year Google has been combining data from all its sites to better target adverts, a decision which the EU has said needs a rethink.
The search giant said that its privacy practices respect European laws.
"We have engaged fully with the authorities involved through this process, and we'll continue to do so going forward," it said in a statement.France and Spain Put Pressure On Google Over Privacy [bbc.co.uk]