Google fined for privacy violations

France’s privacy watchdog has fined Google €100,000 (£87,179) for breaching the country’s privacy rules with both its Street View and Latitude products.

/o/t/g/Google.jpg

The fine is the largest ever laid down by the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertes (CNIL), and punishes Google for failing to comply with its demands – including transparency – regarding data collection.

Google was heavily criticised last year after it was revealed its Street View cars had accidentally collected personal data via Wi-Fi.

The fine also applies to its mobile product, Google Latitude, which also collects data from users via Wi-Fi. The CNIL said this too breached French privacy rules.

It said the fine applied to “the economic advantages Google gained from these violations”.

The search giant, which has two months to appeal the decision, has said it no longer collects personal data.

This story first appeared on newmediaage.co.uk

Recommended

/q/y/k/NokiaAd.jpg

Nokia launches global campaign for E7 smartphone

Matthew Chapman

Nokia is launching a global campaign for its E7 smartphone this month that aims to break conventions and encourage people to define their own success. Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam created the campaign that uses a ’success is what you make it’ strapline to demonstrate success is ’no longer about your latest car, your new house, […]

Comments

    Leave a comment

    Close

    Discover even more as a subscriber

    This article is available for subscribers only.

    Sign up now for your access-all-areas pass.

    If you're an existing paid print subscriber find out how to get access here.

    Subscribers enjoy unlimited access to unrivalled coverage of the biggest issues in marketing, alongside practical advice from the digital experts at Econsultancy.

    With a subscription to Marketing Week Premium you will get full access to:

    > World-renowned columnists

    > Analysis & case studies

    > Exclusive leading-edge insight

    > Carefully curated reports & briefings from Econsultancy

    > Plus, much more including a £300 discount for the Festival of Marketing

    Subscribe now

    Got a question?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3703 or email customerservices@marketingweek.com

    If you are looking for our Jobs site, please click here

    Subscribers enjoy unlimited access to unrivalled coverage of the biggest issues in marketing, alongside practical advice from the digital experts at Econsultancy.

    With a subscription to Marketing Week Premium you will get full access to:

    > World-renowned columnists

    > Analysis & case studies

    > Exclusive leading-edge insight

    > Carefully curated reports & briefings from Econsultancy

    > Plus, much more including a £300 discount for the Festival of Marketing

    Subscribe now