Google is a protest against the privacy penalty of 50 million euros in France. “We have decided to go in appeal,” said Google on Wednesday. Thus, France’s Supreme administrative court, the Council of state in Paris, on the legality of the million penalty to decide.

The French data protection authority CNIL had found a violation of the General data protection regulation (DSGVO). It was the first major penalty in connection with the since the end of may 2018, reaching DSGVO.

Among other things, the CNIL “complained that Google informed its users in a clear and understandable” about the use of your personal data. The information to be distributed across multiple documents, and users would have to on the left and Buttons by clicking on it. In addition, much is unclear. The DSGVO provides for, among other things, that companies, users need to transparently inform about the use of your data.

According to the CNIL, the Google consent to display personalized advertising is not valid, because the users were not sufficiently informed. The diversity of the involved Google be services, such as YouTube, Google Maps or the search engine is not clear.

Google is concerned about the decision

Against the allegations and the penalty, Google wants to fight back now. You’ve worked hard on a consent process for the personalized advertising, the should be as transparent as possible, and on the recommendations of the payer-based, well-founded the Internet group for its opposition. We are concerned about the impact of the CNIL decision for content authors, as well as Tech companies in total, it said.

Google had closed on Tuesday in December, announced the establishment of a European headquarters in Ireland. The Irish data protection authority is now in place for all cross-border cases in Europe. This bundling is one of the innovations of the DSGVO.

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In the case of local individual cases with the Concerned in a member state of the EU, the data protection authorities of the respective country are still in charge. Until the establishment of the main branch, they could be also cross-border active – of which the CNIL made use of. As the first European Regulatory authority punished them with regards to the DSGVO rules for a global Internet group.


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