Google must pay 50 million euro for GDPR violations

On 21 January 2019, the French supervisory authority (CNIL, Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libert├ęs), after conducting the proceedings, including Google's website analysis, decided to impose an administrative fine on Google LLC due to a failure to properly provide information required by the GDPR to its users. The French supervisory authority (equivalent to the President of the Office of Personal Data Protection) questioned the transparency of the information provided (in order to obtain all information required by the GDPR, the user must click on references to other documents) and clarity of information (the language of communication was not simple and understandable). The way of collecting consents has also been questioned. CNIL imposed a fine of 50 million euro on Google LLC.

The full text of the decision can be retrieved HERE (in French).

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