Google has had several issues operating in France ever since the country developed strict policies in regards to content on French websites and Google had to review the way it indexes French content or news and some content has been de-indexed.
Much as this is a reduction from what the CNIL had threatened in September ie. €300,000 but the regulator has requested Google to display a notice on its Google.fr homepage for two days explaining the decision.
This is one of the many privacy-related investigations against Google in Europe as 6 European countries have launched probes into Google’s privacy policies, with Spain fining the company €900,000 ($1.2 million) just last month.
Google has kept silent on the matter in regards to its privacy policies but as lawsuits and fines increase the company might be forced to amend its policies.