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France's data privacy regulator said Monday it had imposed a record fine of 100,000 euros ($142,000) on Google for private information collected while compiling its panoramic Street View service.
CNIL, the National Commission for Information Freedom, said Google had pledged to erase all the private data, but that it had found "that Google has not refrained from using the data identifying Wi-Fi access points of individuals without their knowledge."
The regulator said it decided to impose the fine as this constituted "unfair collection" of information under French law and it had received economic benefits from the data.
« une intrusion très grave dans la vie privée », résume la Cnil
so the Cnil has no appeal procedure :-)
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