Both CNIL and the UK’s ICO consider their next moves
CNIL was not impressed. “The chair of the CNIL will now designate a rapporteur for the purpose of initiating a formal procedure for imposing sanctions, according to the provisions laid down in the French data protection law,” the body said.
CNIL set to punish Google
It remains unclear what action CNIL will take, but it has the power to fine Google, as it did over the Street View data breaches over citizens’ unprotected Wi-Fi connections.
An ICO spokesperson told TechWeekEurope Google had responded to the data privacy watchdog and it was now considering what to do next. No details were given on what Google had responded with.
“This case is a critical test of the legal framework that protects citizens privacy and regulators must ensure that the outcome does not set a precedent for other companies to exploit out data with impunity.”
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