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Google Fined Over Privacy In France

Google has reportedly been fined 150,000 euros ($203,500) by CNIL, France’s data protection watchdog for what it deems to be privacy violations. This is apparently the most they can fine a company, though it can be doubled in the case of a repeated offense. Google and CNIL have been going back and forth since Google revealed its big privacy policy …

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Google May Have To Pay Fines In Europe If It Doesn’t Alter Its Privacy Policy

Early last year, Google implemented a new privacy policy, which involved consolidating the policies of many of its various products into one main one to span its various offerings, effectively making Google itself a more unified experience. The policy change, the company has maintained, does not include any changes to Google’s data sharing policies with regard to third-parties, but only …

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Europe Still Worrying About Google Privacy Policy

France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands have launched investigations into Google’s privacy practices after the company elected not to make changes following requests from these countries. Google faces possible fines and other action, depending on how these governments view Google’s policies and how they comply with the countries’ laws. French privacy watchdog CNIL has been very …

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CNIL: Google Will Be Called Upon In ‘Coming Weeks’ For Privacy Action

Earlier this month, French privacy watchdog CNIL was pressing Google on privacy changes again, putting out a statement saying it was determined to act and pursue investigations. At the time, Google shared the following statement (via TechCrunch): “Our privacy policy respects European law and allows us to create simpler, more effective services. We have engaged fully with the CNIL throughout …

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CNIL Still Speaking Out Against Google Privacy Policy

French privacy watchdog CNIL is press Google on privacy changes again, several months after it called on the company to give users more control. As you may know, Google consolidated a slew of its various privacy policies last year into one core policy, which enables it to share data from one of its products to the next. TechCrucnh points to …

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Europe Isn’t Satisfied With Google’s Privacy Policy Are You?

As expected, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique (CNIL), France’s data protection authority announced today that it, along with numerous other European data protection agencies, finds Google’s privacy policy changes (made earlier this year) unsatisfactory. The authorities say that Google does not provide enough info to users on its processing of personal data, does not allow users to control the combination …

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EU Will Tell Google To “Unravel” Its Privacy Policy On Tuesday [Report]

According to a report from the Guardian out today, Google will be told on Tuesday to “unravel” the changes it made to its European privacy policy earlier this year. As you may know, the company launched a major privacy policy change globally earlier this year. It essentially consolidated a number of policies into one major policy to encompass most of …

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French Privacy Authority CNIL Wants Google’s Street View Data

Google has reportedly been asked to provide CNIL, a privacy watchdog in France, with data it collected from Street View, which it has not deleted. Last week, reports emerged that the company acknowledged that it had not kept a promise to delete all personal data (like emails) it collected from Street View cars a couple years ago. Reuters reported, “Google …

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Google Answers Half Of France’s Questions About Privacy

Google sent a letter to Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, President of CNIL (Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés), the French administrative authority that monitors how companies collect and store personal data of users, in response to a letter and questionnaire the organization gave to Google last month regarding its privacy policy changes. The questionnaire can be read here (pdf). Google’s response …

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European Union: New Google Privacy Policy Isn’t Lawful Or Fair

Upon the eve of Google’s new and controversial Privacy Policy going into effect, the tech company received a resounding rebuke from the European Union yesterday as France’s regulator said that the new policy seems to violates the EU’s rules regarding data protection. Given the possibility, CNIL, the French administrative authority that monitors how companies collect and store personal data of …

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