SPAIN has become the first country to fine Google for breach of privacy laws.
The move follows advice from the French independent administrative authority earlier in the year, when six countries were told they should look into the matter.
Spain´s Agency for Data Protection has slapped the search agent giant with a €900,000 fine relating to three legal breaches: “gathering data on users, combining the data through several services and keeping the data indefinitely without the knowledge or consent of users.”
Five other countries — Italy, Germany, France, the UK, and the Netherlands — may also decide to fine the American company in the coming months.
- Gib’s Got Talent! - 23 Mar, 2014 @ 18:30
- Artists put best foot forward in Velez-Malaga - 23 Mar, 2014 @ 14:30
- UK hospital boss in hot water over Ibiza break - 23 Mar, 2014 @ 10:30
- Float on Gibraltar - 23 Mar, 2014 @ 06:30
- Gibraltar gets dancing - 22 Mar, 2014 @ 18:30
- EU imposes strict rules on carbon emissions - 22 Mar, 2014 @ 14:30
- Axarquia mayor resigns over unsporting behavior - 22 Mar, 2014 @ 10:30
- Trouble in the skies over Gibraltar - 22 Mar, 2014 @ 06:30
- Lenox Napier found guilty of defaming the Euesdens - 20 Mar, 2014 @ 10:28
- Spanish pizza chain La Mafia sparks outrage in Italy - 18 Mar, 2014 @ 18:40