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The Conseil d’Etat rejected Google’s request for a suspension of CNIL’s publication order

07 February 2014

On 14 January 2014, Google requested the partial suspension of the decision issued by CNIL’s Sanctions Committee on 3 January 2014. The judge of the Conseil d’Etat rejected the claim in a preliminary ruling handed down on 7 February 2014.

On 3 January 2014, the CNIL’s Sanctions Committee issued a decision against  Google for infringing several provisions of the French Data Protection Act. It consequently ordered the company to pay an administrative fine of 150.000 € and to publish a communiqué referring to its decision on the homepage « www.google.fr ».

The company had requested the Conseil d’Etat (the French High Administrative Court) to  suspend this publication order. In a ruling dated 7 February 2014, the judge rejected this request.

Google must publish this communiqué for a period of 48 hours in accordance with the modalities set by the Sanctions Committee.

This decision does not prejudice the final claim against the decision that is still pending in the Conseil d’Etat.


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