January 21, 2019
France's data privacy agency on Monday slapped a 50 million euro fine on Google for not fully disclosing how the company gathers and uses the personal information of its users.
The Commission Nationale de l'Informatique (CNI) said Google also did not secure the proper consent from users to provide them with personalized ads. The approximately $57 million penalty under Europe's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was the first massive fine under the new privacy law on a US tech company.
Google said it's "studying the decision to determine our next steps," according to a report by The Washington Post. "People expect high standards of transparency and control from us. We’re deeply committed to meeting those expectations and the consent requirements of the GDPR," Google said.
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