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French Court Upholds $56 Million Google GDPR Fine

June 22, 2020

France’s top court has upheld a €50 million ($56 million) fine against Google for violating the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation with its advertising personalization model that lacked adequate user consent measures, according to CNIL, France’s regulatory authority. The fine is the biggest yet for a GDPR privacy policy violation.

Google had appealed the fine that was announced in January 2019 by the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés, or CNIL. In January 2019, the commission found Google lacked transparency and clarity in the way it informs users about its handling of personal data and failed to properly obtain their consent for personalized ads.

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