France issues €500million fine to Google over copyright row

France’s antitrust watchdog slapped a 500 million euro (an equivalent of $593 million) fine on Alphabet’s Google on Tuesday for failing to comply with the regulator’s orders on how to conduct talks with the country’s news publishers in a row over copyright. The fine comes amid increasing international pressure on online platforms such as Google… Read More France issues €500million fine to Google over copyright row

France fines Google $1.34million over hotel rankings

Google Ireland and Google France have agreed to pay a 1.1 million euros (an equivalent of $1.34 million) fine after a probe found that Google’s hotel rankings could be misleading for consumers, France’s finance ministry and fraud watchdog said on Monday. The ministry and watchdog also said in a statement that Google has amended its… Read More France fines Google $1.34million over hotel rankings

Top French court upholds $56million fine imposed on Google over privacy breach

France’s top administrative court upheld a 50 million-euro fine (an equivalent of $56 million) imposed last year on Alphabet’s Google for breaching European Union online privacy rules, it said on Friday. Although representing a tiny fraction of Google’s financial resources, the penalty sent ripples through Silicon Valley and is still the biggest fine imposed for… Read More Top French court upholds $56million fine imposed on Google over privacy breach