Google faces US and EU investigations over Google+ leak

In Germany, the data protection regulator in Hamburg, the city-state where Google has its country office, is also examining the incident. On Tuesday, Ireland’s data protection regulator said it would seek more information from Google regarding the breach. Under Germany’s old data protection law, Google would face a maximum fine of 300,000 euros ($345,000). Google said the issue was discovered and patched in March as part of a review of how Google shares data with other applications. The Hamburg regulator wants to find out to what extent German users of Google+ were affected, he added.

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