French Regulator Hits Google With Fine Over Privacy Policy

Law360, New York (January 8, 2014, 2:41 PM EST) -- The French data protection regulator has fined Google Inc. €150,000 ($203,000) for instituting privacy policy changes that run afoul of the company's obligations under French data protection law to clearly notify users about how their data is being used across platforms, the authority said Wednesday.

Following more than a year of discussions and ultimatums, the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertes, or CNIL, wrapped up its extensive probe of Google's controversial March 2012 privacy policy changes by announcing that its sanctions committee had decided on...
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