(The Hosting News) – Google has been fined by Spain for breaking its Data Protection Act, reports BBC.
The tech company was fined 900,000 euros, $1.2 million, which is the maximum possible fine to put on a firm under the Spanish law.
The fine is a combination of three separate charges for breaking different parts of the nation’s privacy laws.
According to the Spanish Agency for Data Protection, the company had collected information across almost 100 services without the consent of the users, nor had they fully explained what they would be doing with the data.
Additionally, Google allegedly had been keeping data for periods longer than what was permitted under local data laws.
“The combination of data collected through different services widely exceeds the reasonable expectations of the majority of users, who are not aware of it and lose control of their own personal information,” stated The Agencia Española de Protección de Datos.
Furthermore, Google could be facing more charges from other European countries, such as the Netherlands and France, for breaking their privacy laws as well.