. https://blog.avast.com/french-gdpr-committee-fines-google-57m
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New European standards go harder on data collectors to protect user privacy. The Commissione nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL) is an independent French committee dedicated to upholding its country’s commitment to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new standard of EU consumer privacy protection which went into effect last year. The new regulations call for more transparency from data collectors in terms of how they use the data they collect, as well as clear consent from users, allowing their data to be used in such a way. The CNIL fined Google in French courts earlier today to pay 50 million euros ($57M) for not properly sharing information on how it collects user data. The GDPR standards are more strict than the previous set, and for the most part, triggered a thick forest of new digital consent forms a user must click before trying a new service, website, or app. READ MORE