Britain’s data watchdog to investigate Google over privacy concerns


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Britain’s data watchdog is investigating complaints that Google is breaking privacy laws, raising the prospect of multi-million pound fines for the company.

The Information Commissioner’s Office is investigating whether the Search giant has broken the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force last year. If found to be in breach Google faces fines of up to 4pc of its global turnover – which by 2017’s figures could be as much as $4bn (£3.1bn). 

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