The Italian data protection authority, the Garante, is the latest European regulator to sound the alarm over the use of Google Analytics. The DPA found that a web publisher's use of Google Analytics resulted in the collection of IP addresses, browser information, operating systems, screen resolution, language selection, along with the date and time of the site visit. This data was then transferred to the US without the necessary supplementary measures to ensure the level of protection met EU legal standards. The DPA also noted that Google's protections did not sufficiently address the risk.
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