France slaps Google with $204,000 fine over privacy policy

By Himanshu Arora · 5 replies
Jan 9, 2014
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  1. France's data protection watchdog on Wednesday fined Google 150,000 Euros ($204,000) after the search giant ignored a three month ultimatum to comply with French privacy laws. In addition to the fine, the watchdog, known as CNIL, also ordered Google to...

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Wow $204,000 fine thats really gonna make them rethink their privacy policy... these fines are stupidly low its like they wanna loose more money on giving out a fine than actually benefiting from it...

    A fine of $1billion+ WILL make them rethink their privacy policy a $204,000 fine is like google being told their fly is open...
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,701

    Another pointless fine that only serves to line government pockets, while wearing a disguise to help consumer privacy. It is pointless because in the end it does no good. There is only one winner, the one giving fines. Google couldn't care less about such a small fine and the consumer privacy will continue to be a concern.
  4. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +75

    $200,000 is chump change to Google, don't make them laugh.
  5. IvanAwfulitch

    IvanAwfulitch TS Booster Posts: 218   +11

    That's a really low move considering the spying program that France already has in place. Hypocritical is a severe understatement. France, get rid of your PRISM clone spy program, and maybe you can let the rest of us worry about privacy policies.
  6. It's simple...don't use Google. Why allow technology to feed the greed of those offering convenience and laziness over user privacy? Use sites directly, 'personal search bots' and alternate search engines -- before it's too late!

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