Google To Fight French Fine Over Privacy Policy Revision

Law360, New York (January 15, 2014, 6:21 PM EST) -- Google Inc. is appealing a penalty from France’s data protection regulator over privacy policy changes that allegedly failed to apprise users properly of how their data is used across platforms, the company said Wednesday.

The Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertes, or CNIL, tagged Google last week with a €150,000 ($204,000) fine tied to its controversial March 2012 decision to unify the privacy policies of roughly 60 different Web services into a single governing code, which enabled it to combine and track user information across all...
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