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Google Faces $7.9 Million Swedish Fine for Privacy Violation

March 11, 2020, 8:37 PM

Google faces a $7.9 million fine for failing to properly remove two search results as ordered in 2017, a violation of Europe’s data-protection law, a Swedish regulator said.

The fine (75 million kroner) is the largest to date by Sweden’s Data Protection Authority, said Nazli Pirayehgar, the agency’s legal adviser. Google, in one instance, defined too narrowly the web addresses that needed to be removed and, in the other, failed to take down the search result in a timely fashion, the agency said.

Sweden’s action shows the power European Union nations have to levy fines under the bloc’s General Data...

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