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 January 21, 2014  Breaches, Non-U.S.

The EU’s justice commissioner has called for bigger fines for companies that breach European data privacy laws.

Viviane Reding dismissed recent fines for Google as “pocket money” and said the firm would have had to pay $1bn under her plans for privacy failings.

Ms Reding said such punishments were necessary to ensure firms took the use of personal data seriously.

Read more on BBC, whose headline writer seems to equate data breaches with privacy breaches.

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