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French data regulator fines Google under GDPR

Neil Hodge | January 22, 2019

France’s data protection watchdog Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) has fined Google a record €50 million (U.S. $57 million) for failing to provide users with transparent and understandable information on its data use policies.

It is the first time that CNIL has fined any company under Europe’s tough new data privacy law, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.

It is also the first time Google has been fined under GDPR (though it looks as if it will be the first of many), and it is the largest fine to date. While the sum is well short of the 4 percent of global revenues that an EU data regulator has in its power to impose, the fine is more than double the €20 million (U.S...

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