Netease Technologies News Jan. 24, according to Agence France-Presse, the French data regulator imposed a record fine of $57 million on Google in the name of violating the relevant provisions of the General Data Protection Ordinance (GDP R). Google said Wednesday local time that it would appeal the decision.
Based on regulatory guidance and user experience testing, we strive to create as transparent and direct a GDP R approval process as possible for personalized advertising, Google said in a statement. We are also concerned about the impact of the ruling on publishers, original content creators and technology companies in Europe and elsewhere. For all these reasons, we have now decided to appeal.
The French National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) announced the fine decision earlier, and Google is the first company in Europe to be fined for alleged violations of stricter data protection policies. The agency said it was difficult for users to understand and manage how their personal information was collected and used by Google, especially in targeted advertising.
When GDP R came into effect in May last year, even companies whose headquarters are not in Europe must abide by these stringent new rules if they want their websites and services to be accessible to European users. CNIL found that although Google has implemented many reforms since last year, it still fails to respect the relevant provisions of the new rules. (small)
Source: Responsible Editor of Netease Science and Technology Report: Wang Fengzhi_NT2541