Category: French

French court slaps down Google’s appeal against $57M GDPR fine
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French court slaps down Google’s appeal against $57M GDPR fine

France’s top court for administrative law has dismissed Google’s appeal against a $57M fine issued by the data watchdog last year for not making it clear enough to Android users how it processes their personal information. The State Council issued the decision today, affirming the data watchdog CNIL’s earlier finding that Google did not provide…

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French Economist: EU Risks Suicide, Could Collapse over Coronavirus
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French Economist: EU Risks Suicide, Could Collapse over Coronavirus

French economist Jean-Paul Fitoussi is the latest financial expert to sound the alarm that a lack of solidarity in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic could spell the end of the European Union (EU). Professor Fitoussi said the EU must act to aid countries affected by coronavirus and create a Europe-wide investment plan. Otherwise, the bloc itself…

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French Gangs Engage in Machete Street Brawl Despite Lockdown
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French Gangs Engage in Machete Street Brawl Despite Lockdown

Rival gangs in the French city of Montpellier engaged in a street fight armed with machetes, despite the lockdown measures enacted by the government to stop the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. The violence took place in the Gambetta district at around 3:30 pm on Wednesday. Despite the presence of machetes and other weapons, many of…

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French High School Students to Get Bitcoin Introductory Classes
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French High School Students to Get Bitcoin Introductory Classes

The French Ministry of National Education amended its syllabus to incorporate cryptocurrencies and bitcoin. Students will learn about the functions of bitcoin. While this will be covered as a supplementary topic, it might help spark the interest of students. The European Union (EU) appears to have a neutral stance on bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. The region’s…

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