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Google Receive £44 Million Fine Over GDPR

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Google Receive £44 Million Fine Over GDPR

By now we’ve all heard of GDPR and what it is, but this week Google have been fined a big £44 million because of how they handle users data.

The Independent has recently revealed that Google has been the first big company to be hit with the consequences of not complying with the GDPR Data law that was bought in last year, giving all businesses a warning to implement GDPR on their website.

What is GDPR?

GDPR is a law on data protection and privacy within the EU and the European Economic Area, which all businesses must obey.

Why Was Google Fined?

Google have been fined for complaints on how they handle their users data. As a large processor of personal data, Google have now felt the consequences of not complying with the GDPR law thoroughly. Although £44 Million isn’t much in relation to Googles revenue, the largest that they could potentially be fined is 4% of their annual revenue – which would go into the billions.

What Does this Mean to Small Businesses?

Googles GDPR fine by CNIL shows us that the new GDPR law is relevant to everyone, and no one will escape the consequences of not complying properly.

If you’re a small business and not sure on how to comply with GDPR, we can carry out a FREE audit on your website. We can then implement any changes and make your website compliant – giving you one less thing to worry about.  Contact us today on 0121 272 8378 to get more info and your FREE audit today.

Rebecca is a Digital Marketing Coordinator at Siren Search.

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