According to a Reuters report, Internet search giant Google has been slapped a _900,000 (US$1.23 million) fine by Spain, for breaking the country's data protection laws. The fine levied by Spain comes against the backdrop of Google's move to merge its privacy policies in March 2012.
According to a statement released by the Spanish Agency for Data Protection, investigations have revealed that Google has been compiling personal data of users, via nearly one hundred services and products which it offers in Spain. The data is being complied without the consent of the users.
In its report asserting Google's violation of Spain's data protection laws, the agency said that the company has allegedly violated the users' "right to the protection of personal data laid down in article 18 of the Spanish Constitution and regulated in the LOPD [Law on the Protection of Personal Data]."
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