GDPR strikes! Google fined 50 million euros

The first major GDPR fine for a US firm has dropped: 50 million euro ($47m) for Google over what the French data regulator deemed insufficient transparency on how it gathered data for personalised advertising.

Washington Post:

France’s top data-privacy agency, known as the CNIL, said Monday that Google failed to fully disclose to users how their personal information is collected and what happens to it. Google also did not properly obtain users’ consent for the purpose of showing them personalized ads, the watchdog agency said.

Google said it was “studying the decision”.