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  1. France Hands Google Maximum Penalty in Privacy Violations Case

    France’s data-protection watchdog fined Google Inc. $203,500, the maximum allowed under law, for violating privacy laws by not sufficiently informing users of how their data is processed and used. France’s action to bolster users’ rights to access, object to and delete their data follows a similar case against Google in Spain, and comes amid other European investigations. The cases are part of a broader effort to rein in the power that American companies like Google, Apple and Amazon have over Europe’s Internet economy, and are looking at everything from the products these firms promote to whether they pay their taxes.

    Sources: Bloomberg, WSJ (sub)

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