France fines Google over data privacy
Posted in: Surveillance & Privacy at 09/01/2014 14:53
France's data protection watchdog has fined Google €150,000 after the U.S. search engine ignored a three-month ultimatum to bring its practices on tracking and storing user information in line with local law.
The privacy watchdog, known as CNIL, has also ordered Google to post the decision on its google.fr homepage for 48 hours within eight days of being officially notified of the ruling.
France slaps Google with fine, remedial measure
France's privacy regulatory organization served up a fine and a dose of embarrassment to Google on Wednesday.
As expected, the national committee on information and liberty (CNIL) served up a €150,000 fine (approximately $200,000). The amount won't mean much to Google financially. But in addition to the fine, the group demanded that Google post a warning on its French home page, Google.fr.