NEWS17 January 2014

Google appeals against French privacy rap – report

Europe Legal News

FRANCE — Google is reported to have lodged an appeal against a fine issued last week by the French data protection commission CNIL over alleged deficiencies in its privacy policy.

The fine of €150,000 – the highest ever issued by CNIL – followed similar action in Spain, as well as criticism from Dutch authorities, that Google’s unified privacy policy, introduced in March 2012, “does not sufficiently inform its users of the conditions in which their personal data are processed, nor of the purposes of this processing”.

According to French newspaper Le Figaro, via, “Google has argued that French data protection rules are unenforceable in the case and has challenged CNIL’s right to impose penalties on it.”