France fines Google over data privacy

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 homepage for 48 hours within eight days of being officially notified of the ruling. see:French fine Google over change in privacy policy [IDG]
The French government’s privacy watchdog has fined Google €150,000 (US$204,000) over changes the company made to its privacy policy in March 2012.The changes Google made to its privacy policy don’t comply with the French Data Protection Act, the Commission Nationale de L’Informatique et des Libertes (CNIL) said Wednesday. 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,

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