France orders Google to change its privacy policies

William Keylor, College of Arts & Sciences

Google has three months to clean up its privacy act in France or else…

Expert quote:

“The CNIL’s threat of a 300,000 euro fine will have no effect whatsoever on Google. It would seem that such a mild threat is intended for domestic consumption to appeal to a French public anxious about threats to its privacy. But if the current investigations undertaken by the French and other European governments result in significantly stiffer financial penalties, that might very well force the company to review its policies on data collection.”

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