[ArsTechnica] Google must pay €50 million for GDPR violations, France says

CNIL agrees with complaints brought by activists: user consent is insufficient.

Google has been fined €50 million (~$57 million) by French regulators, the first major penalty under a sweeping new European Union privacy law known as GDPR, which took effect last year. [...]

The two complaints were filed jointly on the day the law went into effect by the French digital advocacy group La Quadrature du Net and the group Noyb.eu, a watchdog organization started by Max Schrems. The young Austrian privacy activist has been tangling with Silicon Valley giants—notably Google and Facebook—for years. [...]

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/01/google-fined-57m-after-france-finds-violations-of-new-eu-privacy-law/

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