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Google loses appeal against $56 mn fine in France in privacy breach case

Google appealed the penalty issued by the French data privacy watchdog to the Council of State, France's final arbiter in such cases

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In sanctioning Google, France's data watchdog had said Google users were “not sufficiently informed” about what they were agreeing to as the company collected data for targeted advertisements

Press Trust of India New Delhi
France's highest administrative court has upheld a fine of 50 million euros (USD 56 million) Google was ordered to pay for not being “sufficiently clear and transparent” with Android users about their data protection options.

Google was first slapped with the fine in January 2019, the first penalty for a U.S. tech giant under new European data privacy rules that took effect in 2018.

Google appealed the penalty issued by the French data privacy watchdog to the Council of State, France's final arbiter in such cases.

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First Published: Jun 19 2020 | 11:46 PM IST

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