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France fines Google 50 million euros for failing to provide information on data consent policies

Google was given the record fine from the CNIL regulator for failing to provide transparent and easily accessible information on its data consent policies, a statement said.

world Updated: Jan 21, 2019 23:43 IST
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FILE PHOTO: The brand logo of Alphabet Inc's Google is seen outside its office in Beijing, China, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: The brand logo of Alphabet Inc's Google is seen outside its office in Beijing, China, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo(REUTERS)
         

France’s data watchdog announced Monday a fine of 50 million euros ($57 million) for US web search giant Google, using the EU’s strict General Data Protection Regulation for the first time.

Google was given the record fine from the CNIL regulator for failing to provide transparent and easily accessible information on its data consent policies, a statement said.

First Published: Jan 21, 2019 20:32 IST