Google facing legal action in EVERY EU country over "data goldmine" collected about users

Google facing fines in EVERY EU country as Information Commissioner launches probe into search giant's privacy policy Possibility of imposing fines or restrictions on operations across the entire 27-country European UnionBritain's Information commissioner launches formal investigation Comes as Google's privacy director, Alma Whitten, steps down PUBLISHED: 14:56 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:25 GMT, 2 April 2013 Google is facing legal action across Europe as regulators try and force the company to overhaul practices they say let it create a data goldmine at the expense of unwitting users. Led by the French, organizations in Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Italy agreed today on the joint action, with the ultimate possibility of imposing fines or restrictions on operations across the entire 27-country European Union. Last year the company merged 60 separate privacy policies from around the world into one universal procedure