GDPR: Google Fined €50 Million by French Watchdog for Lack of Transparency
From Bleeping Computer:
Google was hit with a €50 (56,8) million financial penalty in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the Commission Nationale de l’informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) for violating transparency and information obligations and for not obtaining user consent for processing data for ads personalization purposes.
The French watchdog’s fine against Google follows complaints filed by None Of Your Business (NOYB) and La Quadrature du Net (LQDN) on 25 and 28 May 2018 against Google LLC for “not having a valid legal basis to process the personal data of the users of its services, particularly for ads personalization purpose.”
GDPR is a user and data privacy regulation which came into effect in the European Union on May 25, 2018, quickly put to use by NOYB to file four complaints against Google, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp on the same day over their use of “forced consent.”
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