French Government to Fine Google for Data-Sharing Missteps
Sacre bleu! France's privacy watchdog agency announced today that it is one step closer to fining Google up to $400,000 for failing to disclose data-sharing information.
To comply with French law, Google will need to make public its reasoning for its new cross-product data-sharing (e.g., syncing YouTube channels with Gmail), as well as details surrounding how long and to what extent data are shared, according to a Wall Street Journal report..
With Google's Friday deadline for compliance officially expired, the commission will now begin a "formal procedure for imposing sanctions."
-- Material from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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