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French in a group action against Google



The French Consumer Protection Association announced today that they have filed collective actions against Google's US giant for violating the European Data Protection Regulation. The case requires the termination of the misuse of personal data and compensation up to a thousand euros.

UFC-Que Choisir said in a statement that the goal of the Paris group process is to "end the treacherous exploitation of personal data of users, especially those who use Google's Android devices, and get a compensation of one thousand euros ".

Alain Bazot, president of the association, told AFP that this was the first request for compensation in France and Europe.

In the case of a court win, Google will have to pay compensation for about 28 million Android users in France, he added. But the base does not expect a quick decision, the process could, according to his estimate, last up to eight years.

According to the association, drowning consumers in endless rules and consumers make it difficult to manage their geolocation. They warn Google that this leads to consumer confidentiality. "Even when you do not use Google, your phone records geolocation 340 times a day," they add.

The tech giant suffered two losses in France in recent months. In January, the French regulator CNIL imposed a record € 50 million on Google for violating the EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). A month later, the Paris court ordered Google to withdraw the inappropriate items from the terms of use the user must accept.


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