France Threatens to Fine Google Over Privacy

France’s privacy watchdog agency Thursday ordered Google to bring its privacy procedures in line with French data-protection law within three months or face fines, the latest step in a yearlong European probe that has tested the limits of European cooperation against an Internet giant.

The national data-protection agency CNIL said it has given Google formal notice to comply with six requirements, including explicitly defining how long it keeps user data and not combining users’ data “without legal basis.”

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