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Google fined $57 million as French privacy regulator flexes its muscles

Google fined $57 million as French privacy regulator flexes its muscles
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LONDON—After European policymakers adopted a sweeping data privacy law last year, the big question had been how regulators would use their new-found authority against the most powerful technology companies.

The first major example came Monday when the French data protection authority announced 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.

Google was fined 50 million euros, or about $57 million (U.S.), for not properly disclosing to users how data is collected across its services.  (Krisztian Bocsi / Bloomberg)
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