updated 01:43 pm EDT, Fri September 27, 2013
Company fails to comply with demands
France's data-privacy watchdog, the CNIL (Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertÚs), has moved forward with plans to sanction Google over the company's privacy policies. The agency in June ordered the company to implement a number of changes to comply with the French Data Protection Act, however the company reportedly failed to adjust its policies within a three-month deadline.
In private communication on the last day of the three-month time limit, Google allegedly disputed the reasoning behind the CNIL's demands and the applicability of French data protection law to its services.
"In this context, the Chair of the CNIL will now designate a rapporteur for the purpose of initiating a formal procedure for imposing sanctions, according to the provisions laid down in the French data protection law."
The agency has yet to disclose specifics surrounding potential punishment, such as fines.