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Google Fine Signals Closer Scrutiny of Data Privacy

Google got whacked again this week by European regulators for failing to comply with provisions of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation covering data collection used for targeted advertising.

The French data regulator CNIL fined the search giant a record $56.8 million (€50 million) for failing to sufficiently inform consumers about collecting data used in online ads, citing a “lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent to personalize advertising.” Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) said it was studying the decision. GDPR rules that took effect last May state that “national authorities” can assess fines for “specific data protection violations.” 

Source: datanami.com
Author: George Leopold

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