Google pays €600K for being 'negligent' on privacy issues

Tuesday, 14. July 2020 20:10

Google got a record fine of €600,000 on Tuesday from Belgium’s data protection authority (APD). Google declined to delete certain links from its search results to articles for which APD said they were out of the date and damaging to the "reputation of a person" who has a public profile in Belgium.

APD stated that Google was "negligent" on privacy issues even though the company was aware the facts were inappropriate and obsolete.

Google spokesperson said that the company "didn’t believe this case met the European Court of Justice's criteria for delisting published journalism from search — we thought it was in the public’s interest that this reporting remain searchable."

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