Google's EU Privacy Fine Sets High Bar For Educating Users

By Allison Grande (January 22, 2019, 11:16 PM EST) -- France's privacy authority broke new ground Monday by hitting Google with a nearly $57 million fine for allegedly failing to clearly explain how consumers' personal information is being used, sending a stern warning that businesses will need to either get better at communicating with users or risk being the next target of emboldened European Union regulators. 

Since the EU's sweeping General Data Protection Regulation took effect on May 25, businesses around the globe have been anxiously awaiting the first major display of power by national data protection authorities under the beefed up regulation, which tightens restrictions on the use and flow of...

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