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Five Lessons From Google’s $57M Data Protection Fine


Sadia Mirza

Sheila M. Pham

Associates Sadia Mirza and Sheila Pham were published in Bloomberg Law for their article titled, “Five Lessons From Google’s $57M Data Protection Fine.” The article addresses a $57 million penalty imposed against Google LLC by the French Data Protection Commission (CNIL) for lack of compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). They noted that, “The lessons to be learned should be observed by not only those businesses subject to the GDPR, but also by those businesses subject to similar ‘GDPR-like’ legislation” such as the California Consumer Privacy Act. They went on to point out, “Given that we are likely to see similar enforcement activity in the near future, both in the EU and the U.S., businesses can extract several lessons from this decision, even if the ruling is ultimately reversed or modified on appeal.”