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Google appeals France’s $204k privacy violation fine

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Google is appealing a $204,000 fine for allegedly violating France's privacy laws. The company is also requesting the fine to be suspended until an appeal ruling is made.

A French watchdog committee, the Commission Nationale de I'Informatique et de Libertés (CNIL), ruled last week that the U.S. company doesn't sufficiently inform its users of the ways in which their personal data is processed and for what purpose, according to The Wall Street Journal.

CNIL namely objected to Google's practice of mining individuals' data across multiple services, such as YouTube, Gmail and Google+. Additionally, the commission said Google didn't obtain users' consent before storing cookies on their terminals or provide them with an opt-out option.

This past December, Spain fined Google more than $1 million for similar violations.

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