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Dutch data protection agency threatens Google with fine

  • The Dutch data protection agency (DPA) has threatened search giant Google with a fine of up to 15 million euros if it does not improve its protection of Dutch citizens’ privacy.

    DPA says that Google has violated local laws that govern user data. The technology company has a deadline of February-end to change its handling of personal data.

    Jacob Kohnstamm, the Dutch DPA chairman, said concerns about privacy had been shared since 2012 and “we hope our patience will no longer be tested”.

     

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