Google fined £44m by French data regulator

The French data regulator CNIL has fined Google £44m over how its data collection policies violated the terms of GDPR.

According to CNIL, the regulator decided to levy a record fine against the tech giant for “lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding ads personalisation”.

Google's users were not sufficiently informed as to how the company collected data to personalise advertising on its search engine.

Complaints against the tech giant were filed in May 2018 by the privacy rights groups noyb and La Quadrature du Net (LQDN). The first complaint was filed on the day GDPR went into effect and the groups claimed …
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