Although Google had said at the time that the verdict raised “narrow concerns”, it appealed the CCI ruling anyway, indicating a greater impact. In May 2018, Google had said that the ruling could cause “irreparable” harm and reputation loss for the company. The company sought a stay on the ruling saying that implementing the CCI’s findings “without appellate scrutiny would cause Google irreparable reputational loss.”

GDPR fine for violation of data protection

Last month, France’s data regulator CNIL slapped a fine of 50 million euros on Google, claiming that the company was in breach of the EU’s data protection rule GDPR. CNIL said that it imposed the fine for “lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding ads personalization” and because “users’ consent is not sufficiently obtained.”

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