Google France is required to notify visitors of their ?150,000 privacy policy fine

Posted Feb 9, 2014

Google France has been forced to place a message on their homepage about how they were fined for violating national privacy laws. Google had to change their privacy policy after criticism by several European privacy watchdogs and the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL).

The organizations said that Google failed to address privacy and data protection questions. Google France was hit with a ?150,000 ($204,000) fine, which was the maximum amount allowed by law.

Google was ordered to post a notice of the decision for 48 hours as a penalty as well. Google attempted to fight the order, but a court upheld the decision on Friday.

[Source: TheVerge]