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Google fined €50M in France for GDPR violation

Google was fined €50 million in France over violations of the European Union's standards framework General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), AFP reported on Monday.

The French data protection authority (CNIL) fined the tech giant for failing to comply with two GDPR obligations after receiving complaints from two NGOs that the company did not have a "legal basis to process the personal data of the users of its services, particularly for ads personalization purposes." CNIL ruled that Google violated the obligation of "transparency and information" by making the information about data consent "not easily accessible for users" and "not always clear and comprehensive." Furthermore, the French regulator found that the consent Google gets from users to process their data is not "validly obtained" since the users are not "sufficiently informed" and the consent is "neither 'specific' nor 'unambiguous'."

Last week, the European Commission reportedly started preparing a penalty for Google over its alleged dominant position on the digital advertising market.

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