Google fined €900,000 for breaking Spanish privacy laws

By Himanshu Arora · 5 replies
Dec 20, 2013
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  1. Spain's privacy watchdog has slapped Google with a fine of €900,000 ($1.23 million) for violating the country's data protection laws "when combining personal information from its many different online services and failing to inform users clearly on how it uses...

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  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,961   +2,516

    In relative monetary proportions, isn't that sort of like asking Donald Trump to skip a Starbuck's coffee ONE morning?
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  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,713   +855

    "...the company can recoup the fine in less than 3 minutes." Impressive!

    I bet they don't even waste their attorney time to look at this.
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  4. inventix1136

    inventix1136 TS Rookie Posts: 85   +14

    At least a regulator did their job whereas there is absolutely no protection for a user in USA and good luck in getting a fine of any size issued against a company breaking the rules.
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,961   +2,516

    Oh, that's because our DOJ is a subsidiary of Apple, or maybe Google. Oh hell, let's let it rip, "the US Department of Justice is a subsidiary of Exxon Mobile".

    I can almost feel the NSA sucking data out of my phone after that remark......:eek:
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2013
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  6. inventix1136

    inventix1136 TS Rookie Posts: 85   +14

    You are not far off. The bigger the bribe (aka campaign contribution) the less the rules apply to you -- doubly so if you are a government agency.

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