Google revealed its new privacy rules which regulate how the Web giant uses the huge amounts of personal data its collects through its search engine, email and other services with much fanfare last week.
Since then, it has launched a huge publicity campaign informing its users around the globe of the new policy, which is set to come into force on March 1.
But that launch date may now be under threat.
In a letter to Google Chief Executive Larry Page, Jacob Kohnstamm, the chairman of the group of 27 national privacy regulators in the EU, said the French data protection agency has started a probe of the new rules and how they will affect Google users in the EU.
Google’s search engine has a market share of more than 90 percent in the EU, with rival services like Microsoft’s Bing gaining little traction.