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France Hits Google With $57 Million Fine for Violating EU's New Consumer Privacy Rules

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France Hits Google With $57 Million Fine for Violating EU's New Consumer Privacy Rules

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

French regulators on Monday hit Google with a $57 million penalty—the first fine targeting a U.S. technology giant under Europe's strict new data privacy rules.

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No. It didn’t hit Google with that fine. It tickled them. Google made several billion euros in just the first quarter.

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Maybe we will wind up with a verb, to ungoogle–as in “France has begun attempts to ungoogle itself.”

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Another example of how 57 million could have been better spent. Knock off the competition greed.

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