Compliance Management, Privacy

French court requires Google to publicly admit privacy violation

Google must post a notice on its French homepage stating that it has been fined more than $200,000 for privacy violations, a French court has confirmed.

France's highest administrative court, the Conseil d'État, ruled on Friday that the company failed to prove that the notice would cause irreparable damage to its reputation, according to The Wall Street Journal. The new post must be live within 48 hours and in an Arial typeface no smaller than 13 points.

The fine was issued because, according to a French privacy watchdog group, Google doesn't sufficiently inform its users of how and why their data is processed.

Earlier this month, Google began appealing the privacy violation. The appeal is still being processed, but in the meantime, Google said it would comply with the recent court's order.

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