Compliance Management, Privacy

Google fined by Spain for breaching privacy laws

Google has been fined $1.24 million by the Spanish Agency for Data Protection for breaching the nation's privacy laws.

Earlier this year, six European countries were advised by CNIL, a French independent regulatory body that ensures data privacy, to investigate the tech giant's privacy policies.

As a result, Spain is the first to take action, claiming that the company did not properly explain why it collects data on users, for how long it keeps the content, and not giving users enough control over who can see the data, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.

Other countries also looking into potential violations include Italy, Germany, France, the Netherlands and the UK.

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