Google appeals French fine as data privacy row continues

Google said Wednesday it had appealed a decision by France`s data protection watchdog to fine the US giant 150,000 euros ($204,000) -- the maximum possible -- for failing to comply with its privacy guidelines.

France fines Google over data privacy

France`s data protection watchdog has fined Google 150,000 euros after the U.S. search engine ignored a three-month ultimatum to bring its practices on tracking and storing user information in line with local law.

France, Spain to probe Google`s privacy laws over suspected data breaches

France and Spain have launched investigations into software giant Google`s privacy laws over suspected data breaches.

Six European countries challenge Google on privacy

Agencies in six European nations will take legal action against Internet giant Google for failing to rectify problems with its privacy policy.