CNIL condemns Google to a record fine of 50 million euros

The French police of personal data criticize the American giant for not informing its users clearly enough.

The world with AFP Published today at 15h42

The CNIL (national commission for computer science and freedoms), the French police officer for personal data, announced on Monday 21 January the imposition of a record fine of 50 million euros to Google . The CNIL criticizes the US giant for not informing its users clearly enough about the exploitation of their personal data. A fine that comes to the conclusion of a CNIL investigation began in May 2018, following the collective complaints of the None Of Your Business and La Quadrature du Net associations.

In its statement, the CNIL indicates that this decision intervenes "In application of the RGPD for lack of transparency, unsatisfactory information and lack of valid consent for the personalization of advertising". The CNIL thus becomes the first European regulatory body to sanction a large digital world platform, using the provisions of the new European regulation on personal data protection (RGPD) which came into force on 25 May. This text considerably strengthens the obligations of digital companies in this sector.

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