The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) said that Google does not provide enough details about its data collection, and imposed a €900,000 ($1.23M) punishment.
That’s $400,000 each for three separate violations of the Organic Act on Data Protection (LOPD) — collecting information, sharing data, and not properly informing users. The AEPD called Google’s privacy rules “indeterminate and unclear.”
The AEPD’s action means that the California-based tech company must comply with Spanish data protection law and correct its practices ASAP.
A Google spokeswoman told PCMag that the company will be examining the Spanish watchdog’s report to determine next steps.
Dutch and against Google’s practices. Late last month, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) of not adequately informing users about which personal data it collects and combines, and for what purpose.