Google Fined $57M in Largest GDPR Slap Yet

The French Data Protection Authority (DPA) found a lack of transparency when it comes to how Google harvests and uses personal data for ad-targeting purposes.

France’s National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) has fined Google $57 million (€50 million) for violations of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – the largest fine yet issued under the EU’s new data privacy law.

In investigating group complaints from privacy advocacy groups None Of Your Business and La Quadrature du Net (the latter representing 10,000 citizens), CNIL found Google lacking in transparency when it comes to how it collects and handles user data in the name of serving up personalized ads.

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