Whistleblower accuses Google of violating EU data retention laws
It’s easy (and sometimes convenient) not to delete data – but don’t! Google just got called out by a whistleblower for having saved resumes and personal data of EU and UK job interviewees, some who applied a decade or more ago. This violates EU and UK laws which don’t allow long-term retention of data that’s not strictly necessary. The company did in the past year roll out an auto-deletion tool, but that still doesn’t address its earlier non-compliance.