France: Google faces privacy fine

Failure to comply with privacy guidelines might incur a fine of up to €150,000.

Cnil, France’s national data protection agency, wants Google to bring its privacy policies into line with French law – or face a fine.

In 2012 Google introduced a new privacy policy which enables it to track user activity across a number of its products, including Google+ and YouTube as well as the search engine.  The EU warned Google that its data protection procedures did not comply with EU directives and asked for changes.

The move by the French agency comes after Google did not meet the EU deadline for daa protection changes.