On April 8, the Hamburg DPO denied an internet search engine's appeal of a September 2014 decision in which the DPO ordered the search engine to either restrict the combination of user data from its various services or to obtain additional consent from the users. According to the DPO, the search engine already announced that it will materially change its services in order to meet these data protection requirements.

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