Google Hit With €600,000 Belgian Privacy Fine

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BRUSSELS—Google has received a record fine from Belgium’s data protection authority (APD) of €600,000 ($683,000) for not complying with European rules on a person’s “right to be forgotten” online.

The €600,000 penalty is the largest ever imposed by APD, it said on Tuesday, and more than 10 times bigger than the authority’s previous record penalty.

Google failed to remove links from its search results to articles which APD said were “obsolete” and damaging to the reputation of a person with a public profile in Belgium.

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