Microsoft Brolly
Jan 23 11 Comments

LONDON — After European policymakers adopted a sweeping data privacy law last year, the big question was how regulators would use their newfound authority against the most powerful technology companies.

In the first major example, the French data protection authority announced Monday that it had fined Google 50 million euros, or about $57 million, for not properly disclosing to users how data is collected across its services — including its search engine, Google Maps and YouTube — to present personalized advertisements.

The penalty is the largest to date under the European Union privacy law, known as the General Data Protection Regulation, which took effect in May, and shows that regulators are following through on a pledge to use the rules to push back against internet companies whose businesses depend on collecting data. Facebook is also a subject of several investigations by the data protection authorities in Europe.


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TOP 11 Comments
  • Citibank Qt7l
    Vicious. That’s like an hours worth of revenue. I hope they’ll make it. 😂
    Jan 23 0
  • Microsoft PhokMSFT
    Fuck you Google! This is what you get for not hiring me into a position that could help respond to scenarios like this.
    Jan 23 3
    • Google / Ops Huhf13
      Still a little sad?
      Jan 23
    • Google / Eng whelmed
      Username checks out
      Jan 23
    • Microsoft PhokMSFT
      Well Google will be sad they didn’t hire me when they keep getting fucked by GDPR. I’m loving every minute of it. 🍿
      Jan 23
  • A 5 minute live site outage is more costlier that that. I hope they learned their lesson.
    Jan 23 1
  • realDTrump
    Google: here is the tip
    Jan 23 1
    • Google / Eng
      चाचा चौधरी

      Google Eng

      चौधरीकोइँन H Y P E
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      Also: keep the change
      Jan 23
  • Facebook public2
    Yawn, they don't have to pay it lol
    Jan 23 0
  • New ktFx33
    Adsense will print a lil more tonight
    Jan 23 0