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France watchdog fines Google with $57 million under the EU GDPR

January 22, 2019

The French data protection watchdog CNIL announced a fine of 50 million euros ($57 million) for US search giant Google under GDPR.

“On 21 January 2019, the CNIL’s restricted committee imposed a financial penalty of 50 Million euros against the company GOOGLE LLC, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), for lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding the ads personalization.” reads the press release published by the CNIL.

The investigation conducted by the French watchdog was started with two complaints against Google by the non-profit organizations None Of Your Business (NOYB) and La Quadrature du Net (LQDN).
Both organizations filed a complaint against Facebook in May.

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