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    Google Faces $19 Million Dutch Fine

    Jan 13, 2015

    Google faces fines of up $18.7 million (U.S.) unless it changes its online data collection practices in the Netherlands, Dutch regulators warned. According to a CNBC.com article, Google must get users’ "unambiguous consent" to collect their data, clarify their privacy policy, and provide clear information that YouTube is part of Google by February 2015.

    This is just one of many similar actions taken against Google by several EU countries. According to the CNBC.com article, Google was also forced to shut its news service in Spain due to a new law that lets publishers charge for their content being shown. Despite this and further expected litigation, analysts are not worried about a fundamental problem for Google in Europe, according to the article.

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