Washington, Dec. 20: Google has been fined 1.23 million dollars for breaking Spain’s data protection law.
The fine, which is the maximum possible under the law, is administered by the Spanish Agency for Data Protection.
According to the Verge, it has been imposed for three legal breaches: ‘gathering data on users, combining the data through several services and keeping the data indefinitely without the knowledge or consent of users.
The denial paved the way to carry out a lengthy investigation that resulted in the CNIL advising European data protection authorities to take action.
Five other countries, Italy, Germany, France, the UK, and the Netherlands, may also decide to fine the American company in the coming months, the report added. (ANI)