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French Privacy Agency Fines Google Maximum Amount Allowed, Demands Google Publish Agency Decision on Front Page of Google in France

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In January 2012, when Google announced that it would take the individual privacy legalese of over 60 of its services and roll it into a single overarching policy, it said the process would make it "easier for people to understand our privacy practices, as well as enable Google to improve the services we offer".

However, France's independent commission dedicated to data protection, the Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (CNIL), has not seen Google's policies in the same light. It has finally issued a €150,000 ($203,751) penalty on the tech giant, almost two years after raising concerns with it.