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

French data regulator fines Google, Amazon for breach of cookies rules

France’s data privacy watchdog has handed out its biggest ever fine of 100 million euros (an equivalent of $121 million) to Alphabet’s Google for breaching the country’s rules on online advertising trackers (cookies). The CNIL said in a statement on Thursday it had also fined U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon 35 million euros for breaching the… Read More French data regulator fines Google, Amazon for breach of cookies rules