Spain privacy watchdog fines Google for breaking data law

Spain’s privacy watchdog on Thursday fined Google for breaking the country’s data protection law when combining personal information from its many different online services and failing to inform users clearly on how it uses their data.Although the 900,000 euro fine is modest for Google, which has a market capitalisation of over $350 billion, the move reflects growing concerns across Europe about the volume of personal data that is held in foreign jurisdictions in so-called “cloud” storage services.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/12/19/spain-google-privacy-idINDEE9BI0HP20131219Also see:Spain levies maximum fine over Google privacy policy
Google has been fined 900,000 euros (£751,000) for breaking Spanish data protection laws.The fine is the maximum it is possible to levy on a firm that has broken the nation’s privacy laws.It was imposed after Google changed its privacy policy and started combining personal information across its online services.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25461353Google fined $1.2 million by Spain over privacy practices
Spain’s data protection authority has fined Google $1.2 million and ordered the company to fall in line with the country’s data protection rules without delay.The Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (AEPD), said Thursday that Google does not provide users enough information about the personal information it collects, and the purposes it uses it for. It also objects to Google combining data gathered from its various services in violation of local laws.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2082320/google-fined-by-spanish-data-protection-authority-over-privacy-policy.html

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