June 20, 2013 11:45 AM
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Google has three months to do so
French data protection watchdog
If Google still fails to change its policy, it'll be slapped with another fine of 300,000 euros.
Google said it combined the privacy policies into one so that users could locate it and understand it more easily.
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"By the end of July, all the authorities within the [EU data protection] task force will have taken coercive action against Google," said CNIL President Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin.
Google hasn't had an easy time with the EU lately. The European Commission opened a formal antitrust investigation into Google's possible abuse of search dominance as well as using results to its own advantage in November 2010. It suggested that Google make changes to its search results back in May 2012. The investigation was
in April of this year.
In January of this year, Google managed to escape a two-year U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation
with no fines
. The investigation looked into Google's possible abuse of search dominance as well by using results to its own advantage.
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6/21/2013 8:19:29 AM
Because European laws are not customized to hurt Google. The court fines them what the laws suggest to fine any kind of corporation caught breaking this kind of law on this scale.
If Bill Gates is caught speeding, he does not get a 100 million $ ticket either, even if he does not care about the 200$ it will cost him.
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