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France said Friday it will fine Google (GOOG) more than $400,000 for breaking rules on data privacy.
The French agency that regulates information technology says Google hadn't satisfactorily responded to its June decision giving the Mountain View company three months to be more upfront about the data it collects from users. France Fines Google For Break Data Privacy Rules [mercurynews.com]
In a statement Friday, France's National Commission on Computing and Freedom, known as CNIL, said Google hasn't made requested changes, including specifying to users what it uses personal data for, and how long it's held. CNIL said it will now launch formal sanction proceedings, a process that could take months.