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A court requirement in France results in a prominent block of text telling people about a 150,000-euro fine and a commission's conclusion about how Google violated privacy law.
Google gets hit with the largest fine ever levied by French privacy regulatory group CNIL, which tacked on a bit of humiliation for the company in the process.
Peter Fleischer, Google's top global privacy counsel, says a "much-flawed" proposed EU privacy law is "dead," while praising whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Web giant's practice of combining user data from its different services violates data protection law, the agency says.
Google might face hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines in France for privacy violations. Small potatoes to the company, but the ruling could portend a more difficult relationship between Europe and Google.
Virtual assistants like Siri and Google Now could be helpful in navigating privacy settings or letting users know how their data is being used by Internet services.
Charged with violations of the French Data Protection Act, the search giant is under the gun to rework how it handles personal data.
Web giant may face "repressive action" before summer if it does not respond to a dozen recommendations related to how it manages user data.