Google must pay €50 million for GDPR violations, France says

Found on Ars Technica on Monday, 21 January 2019
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CNIL explained that Google had violated two provisions of the law: first by not making its data-collection policies easily accessible enough and second by not obtaining sufficient and specific user consent for ad personalization across each of Google’s numerous services, including YouTube, Google Maps, and more.

Noyb, an English acronym for "None of your business," has also filed related complaints against Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook, which remain pending.

Good to see that courts are taking privacy serious and fine the big companies too.