Google France Faces Fine Of $1.3 Billion For Tax Noncompliance. Google Denies.
Google France could be ordered to pay $1.3 billion to France's equivalent of the IRS (Direction générale des finances) due to tax noncompliance in 2011. The agency has been investigating Google's revenue in France for months. With only 138 million euros of revenue in France in 2011, the company has used tax-optimization strategies, but has always stated that they comply with the law. It denies the accusation.
Google Failed to Delete Street View Data in France
For the second time in less than a week, the U.S. Internet giant admitted to data privacy authorities that personal information that was illegally collected had been kept.
Google admits to UK agency Street View data not all deleted
Google has admitted it has not deleted all the data collected by its Street View cars. The search engine giant had promised to delete all the data back in Dec. 2010.