Google Faces Imminent French Sanctions on User Privacy Issues
Google didn't comply with a French agency's request for a data privacy compliance plan, and now the company faces fines and other legal actions.Google has apparently missed a 90-day deadline given in June by France's data protection agency that asked the search giant to comply with France's data protection law. The agency, angered by Google's inaction, says it will now begin a process of fining Google for the company's indifference. In a terse statement posted on the agency's Website on Sept. 27, France's National Commission for Computing and Civil Liberties (CNIL) announced that Google waited until the "last day of a three-month time period" to "contest the reasoning" of the CNIL's June order, rather than coming into compliance with the order.
"On 20 June 2013, the CNIL's Chair had ordered Google to comply with the French data protection law within 3 months," the statement said. "On the last day of this period, Google responded to the CNIL. Google contests the reasoning of the CNIL and has not complied with the requests laid down in the enforcement notice."