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Google appealed against the French fine

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Google appeals against a French fine of 50 million euros. A few days after the French privacy watchdog CNIL had imposed this fine on the tech giant on a basis that the company has not been transparent enough about the use of users data. Internet customers receive personalized advertising based on these data and Google is using their vast collection of ubiquitous tools to profile users.

According to the watchdog, users find it difficult to find out what data Google processes and how long that information is kept. The information is “excessively spread over multiple documents”, sometimes people have to “click through five or six times” before they arrive at the right place and even then the information is not always clear and understandable, and too general and vague, “according to the CNIL.

The case was filed by two organizations that stand up for privacy, including None Of Your Business.

“People expect a high level of transparency and control from us. We want to meet these expectations and the European privacy regulations, “the company said earlier.

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