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Google loses appeal against $56 million fine in France

Published Fri Jun 19 2020 16:23:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
France’s highest administrative court has upheld a fine of 50 million euros ($56 million) that 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 to France’s Council of State, the final arbiter in such cases. The council on Friday upheld the punishment. The council on Friday upheld the penalty issued by France’s data privacy watchdog, the National Data Protection Commission.The Council of State ruled Friday that the watchdog had the right to sanction Google and that the fine was not disproportionate.
by Associated Press
Google loses appeal against $56 million fine in France
Google loses appeal against $56 million fine in France