France: Google fined

Search engine fined €150,000 for breaching data protection act.

CNIL, France’s privacy watchdog, has fined Google for violating the French Data Protection Act.

The case concerns Google’s updated privacy policy which consolidated user profiles and data from a range of Google products including YouTube, and for not obtaining consent for cookie storage.

The case has been ongoing for some time.

Sources: ITProPortal; TheLocal.