The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information announced Thursday that it will join other European privacy regulators in taking action against the company.
Spain's privacy regulator too has notified Google of its intention to impose sanctions if Google does not comply with Spanish law.
In Germany, the company has been given until mid-August to make its case at a hearing with the commissioner, Johannes Caspar.
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