France slaps €50-mn fine on Google under new law

France’s data watchdog on Monday announced a fine of €50 million ($57 million) on U.S. search giant Google, using the EU’s strict General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the first time. Google was handed the record fine from the CNIL regulator for failing to provide transparent and easily accessible information on its data consent policies, a statement said. The CNIL said Google made it too difficult for users to understand and manage preferences on how their personal information is used, in particular with regards to targeted advertising. “We’re studying the decision to determine our next steps,” said Google. The ruling follows complaints lodged by two advocacy groups last May, shortly after the landmark GDPR directive came into effect.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-international/france-slaps-50-mn-fine-on-google-under-new-law/article26055984.ece

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