Google gets hit with the largest fine ever levied by the French privacy regulatory group CNIL, which tacked on a bit of humiliation for the company in the process.
January 8, 2014 11:52 AM PST
France’s privacy regulatory organization served up a fine and a dose of embarrassment to Google on Wednesday.
As expected, the national committee on information and liberty (CNIL) served up a 150,000 fine (approximately $200,000).
The amount won’t mean much to Google financially, but in addition to the fine, the group demanded that Google post a warning on its French homepage, Google.fr.
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