Google is set to pay the largest fine ever imposed on a single company by the US Federal Trade Commission, according to the Wall Street Journal.
It says the search giant is close to agreeing to pay $22.5m (£14.5m) to settle a privacy complaint.
The paper said that Google had taken advantage of the fact that Safari allowed multiple cookies to be installed on a device as long as its user had given permission for a first cookie to be downloaded.
8:33 pm on Jul 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
So they turn off the coffee machines for a day. No big deal to them.
Hit them with LOTS of those AND make the penalty billions not millions - now that could have an effect.
8:47 pm on Jul 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
Jail time for CEOs and their VPs or directors who break the law, is the only thing that gives pause to the mega rich CEOs from their VPs or directors, when they consider breaking the law..fines mean nothing to them..no matter how big ..it isn't their money..it belongs to the "corp"..even if it was their money ..they'll get it back from the corp or by hiking prices for what they sell..
Google took notice of the Italian courts, the Italians said, toe the line ..respect the law , or go to jail..
8:10 pm on Jul 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
Ok, I'm with you on that one! :)
And more than three offences: up against the wall and last cigarette time. :)