Google is facing fines this morning after six European Union data protection regulators started enforcement measures over the company's failure to fix flaws in one of its new privacy policies.
France's National Commission for Computing and Civil Liberties started follow-up measures in line with French laws after a meeting with Google brought forth no changes. UK, German, Spanish and Dutch authorities are also considering enacting similar follow up procedures.
The CNIL notified Google's Chief Executive Officer Larry Page in October, saying Google "empowers itself to collect vast amounts of personal data about Internet users without demonstrating that this collection was proportionate," and asked the company to align its policy with EU rules.
The follow-up measures could result in heavy fines for Google, but if you look at the scale of things, CNIL's heaviest fine to date was 100,000 euros ($128,340) against Google and that is but a mere drop in the bucket for such a large company.