Google Loses Appeal, Has to Post Notice About Fine on French Home Page

Maybe just leave France instead?


Google lost a last-minute appeal to French courts on Friday, and was forced to display a huge, 13-point text block on its otherwise sterile webpage for 48 hours.

The text within the block – for those who don't speak French and/or are too lazy to Google Translate the page – refers to the €150,000 fine Google will have to pony up for violating French data collection laws.