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HUH?!- Google Analytics May Be Illegal in Germany?

* Miss Universe [PersonRank 7]

Wednesday, July 9, 2008
11 years ago2,844 views

valleywag.com/5023385/google-a ...

Read this latest ruling. The controversy surrounds storing IP addresses

How will Google react to this – it appears that Google analytics is so popular in Germany that it is embed in a HUGE percentage of Websites.

kriegs-recht.de/google-analyti ...

Here it is in German if anyone would care to translate for this audience

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

And a French company has filed a complaint against Google Analytics because... it's free. So this web-analytics company is lose clients, and claims it's because of Google ^^

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

What about normal server logs that most server generates?
If I understand correctly (though it might not be what the actual ruling is), is that "How will everyone react to this".

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Update from Google Analytics team in Germany:
adwords-de.blogspot.com/2008/0 ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Peter Fleischer in that post says:

<<The service only provides aggregate visitor data in anonymized form. It does not record private data like addresses, names or credit card numbers. (...)

Some privacy supervisors recently voiced their concerns in regards to Google Analytics. It's unfortunate they publicized their concerns before giving us the chance to explain our product Google Analytics to them – not the least because their concerns seems to be based on a misunderstanding. For instance, several allegations and theories were voiced which are not based on fact.>>

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