Google Fined $1.2M For Violating Spanish Privacy Law

Law360, New York (December 19, 2013, 2:17 PM EST) -- The Spanish Data Protection Agency on Thursday became the first European country to punish Google Inc. over its revised privacy policy, fining the tech giant €900,000 ($1.2 million) for not complying with Spanish law.

Spain is one of a group of countries including France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the U.K. that has been scrutinizing Google’s new privacy policy after it took effect in March 2012 over the objections of European authorities. Earlier this month Dutch regulators found the policy violated that country’s data protection law...
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