France to sanction Google for breaking privacy rules
PARIS (AP) - France will fine Google 300,000 euros (S$507,000) for breaking rules on data privacy.
The French agency that regulates information technology said Google failed to satisfactorily respond to its June decision giving the company three months to be more upfront about the data it collects from users.
In a statement on Friday, France's National Commission on Computing and Freedom, known as CNIL, said Google had not made requested changes, including specifying to users what it uses personal data for, and how long it is held.
CNIL said it would now launch formal sanction proceedings.