France Fines Google $57 Million over GDPR Data Privacy Violations

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French regulators have reportedly fined Google nearly $57 million for violating GDPR rules on data privacy.

According to the Washington Post, Google was fined for “violating Europe’s tough new data-privacy rules,” with Google reportedly failing “to fully disclose to users how their personal information is collected and what happens to it.”

“Google also did not properly obtain users’ consent for the purpose of showing them personalized ads,” the Washington Post reported.

In a statement, Google claimed to be “studying the decision to determine our next steps.”

“People expect high standards of transparency and control from us. We’re deeply committed to meeting those expectations and the consent requirements of the GDPR,” the company proclaimed.

The $57 million fine is relatively small for Google, which is used to being hit with multi-billion dollar fines.

In July, Google was fined $5 billion by the European Union.

In 2016, Google reportedly made nearly $60 million per day.

Charlie Nash is a reporter for Breitbart Tech. You can follow him on Twitter @MrNashington, or like his page at Facebook.

 

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