The French government is getting tired of waiting for Google to answer questions about its privacy practices. Bloomberg reports that France’s National Commission for Computing and Civil Liberties has given Google “three months to amend its policy regarding Internet users’ data to avoid fines, and said five other European countries will follow suit by the end of July.” In particular, the commission wants Google to clearly tell users what it does with the personal data it collects from them and to “define retention periods of personal data processed that do not exceed the period necessary for the purposes for which they are collected.” If Google fails to comply with the commission’s order then it could face a fine of nearly $200,000.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.