Fifty million euros in fines for violating data privacy laws on Google

 Fifty million euros in fines for violating data privacy laws on Google

France will impose a fine of 50 million, or about 380 million, on Google for violating data privacy regulations, the French National Information and Freedom Commission announced Monday. This is the first ticket issued under the EU General Data Protection Ordinance, which came into force last year.

In May 2018, two European non-profit privacy and digital rights organizations complained to the French National Committee on Information and Freedom that Google adopted a compulsory consent policy in dealing with personal data. The data it collected contained a large amount of user personal information, which was also used for commercial advertising without the users knowledge. The Commission then set up a panel to investigate.

According to the relevant provisions of the General Data Protection Ordinance, the panel believes that Google lacks transparency, inconvenience for users to learn about information, and lack of effective voluntary principles for advertising.

The EU General Data Protection Regulations came into force in all Member States on May 25, 2018. This is widely regarded as the EUs most stringent network data management regulations.

Source: Responsible Editor of CCTV News Mobile Network: Zhang Xianchao_NN9310