Google is facing pressure from several European countries to change its stance on user data.
The Spanish government's data protection agency accused Google (Fortune 500) of three breaches of a national law protecting personal data. The company didn't give users enough information about , what data was collected, and how it would be used, according to a government statement.
"Google unlawfully collects and processes personal information," the agency said.
The fine is small beans for the U.S. tech giant but the Spanish government's decision reflects growing concern regarding the collection and use of personal data, which is typically stored in the cloud. Using the cloud allows data to be stored remotely, giving individuals little control over what, and how long, personal information gets siloed.
Google has been in hot water lately with European authorities. Last month, the Dutch data protection regulator said that the company was illegally using personal data. Google is also facing enforcement actions and fines in the U.K. and France.
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