News came as US company's boss Sundar Pichai arrived in Paris where he was due to meet France's economy minister Emmanuel Macron.
Michel Sapin said UK's settlement with internet giant 'seems more the product of a negotiation', and pledged France would apply 'the law'.
Search engine’s attempt to block French order to apply delistings to its global domain, not just European sites, is rejected.
Search engine giant 'respectfully' rejects French digital watchdog ruling which said it should extend this right beyond Europe to rest of world.
The CNIL told Google it must apply right to be removed from search engine listings to 'all domain names' and not only those aimed at Europe.
Press reports say the US firm would be required to reveal its formula for ranking websites under new legislation now before parliament.
Bernard Cazeneuve met the US tech giants in California, asking them to work directly with French authorities to erase online terror propaganda.
President Hollande says new law will make internet operators 'accomplices' of hate-speech offences if they host extremist messages.
Forced resignation of paper's editor reveals the wider problems facing French newspapers as they battle to come to terms with the digital age.
Watchdog UFC-Que Choisir is suing the social media giants for using 'illegible' user terms of conditions that breach internet users' privacy.
The hacker, IT specialist and journalist Olivier Laurelli has been ordered to pay a 3,000-euro fine for downloading files from a government agency that he found by chance during a routine internet search. The court of appeal in Paris ruled he was guilty of 'theft' and fraudulently remaining inside an unauthorised computer system. Apart from the disturbing implications for all journalists and internet users of the verdict, the court case also highlights the worrying lack of knowledge among judges who appeared not to know what 'Google' or 'login' were. Jérôme Hourdeaux reports.
French judge refuses to suspend order obliging Google to publish a notice saying it has been fined for breaches of French data protection act.
Google refuses to comment on 'rumour' of huge bill following probe into how internet search giant transfers tax liability between different countries.
US search engine ignored three-month ultimatum from French privacy watchdog to bring practices on user information in line with local law.
Ministers want to establish tax regime for digital companies that ensures the profits they make on the European market are subject to taxation.