European Union’s privacy laws are strict and companies like Google, Facebook has been in its radar. Well, Google has recently violated the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) according to French National Data Protection Commission, because of which Google has been slapped with €50 million which roughly translates to US$57 million.
€50M Fine For Breaching New EU Privacy Law
This fine marks the first major transgression of the new law and one that was preceded by over half a year’s worth of investigations. The CNIL’s (French National Data Protection Commission) case against Google started in late May when the agency received collective complaints about Google’s supposedly dishonest data policies.
As per the official conclusions, Google failed to inform its users of the type and extent of data it collects on them and also did not obtain proper consent to do so in the first place, thus being in direct violation of several GDPR articles.
New Year, Old Google!