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Police raid Google France HQ in huge tax dodging inquiry

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About 100 officers swooped on US firm's offices in Paris to investigate charges of aggravated tax fraud and money-laundering.

Google says France wants to apply its internet laws to every country

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US giant is appealing against ruling by French data regulator to apply so-called 'right to be forgotten' worldwide, rather than in just the EU.

France fines Google over 'right to be forgotten'

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French authority fines search engine giant 100,000 euros for not scrubbing web search results enough after European privacy ruling.

Google unpaid taxes: France seeks €1.6bn from search giant

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News came as US company's boss Sundar Pichai arrived in Paris where he was due to meet France's economy minister Emmanuel Macron.

French finance minister blasts UK's £130m Google tax deal

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Michel Sapin said UK's settlement with internet giant 'seems more the product of a negotiation', and pledged France would apply 'the law'.

French data regulator rejects Google’s right-to-be-forgotten appeal

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Search engine’s attempt to block French order to apply delistings to its global domain, not just European sites, is rejected.

Google disobeys French request to extend ‘right to be forgotten’

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Search engine giant 'respectfully' rejects French digital watchdog ruling which said it should extend this right beyond Europe to rest of world.

French data-privacy agency tells Google to make 'right to be forgotten' global

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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.

France 'to demand that Google reveals secret search engine algorithm'

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Press reports say the US firm would be required to reveal its formula for ranking websites under new legislation now before parliament.

French interior minister meets Google, Facebook and Twitter on terror posts

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Bernard Cazeneuve met the US tech giants in California, asking them to work directly with French authorities to erase online terror propaganda.

France seeks to make Google and Facebook accountable for hate speech

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President Hollande says new law will make internet operators 'accomplices' of hate-speech offences if they host extremist messages.

French blogger fined for negative restaurant review

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Caroline Doudet was fined 1,500 euros after Riviera restaurant owner complained her blogpost featured highly on Google searches.

Le Monde tells story of French newspaper travails

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Forced resignation of paper's editor reveals the wider problems facing French newspapers as they battle to come to terms with the digital age.

French consumers' association sues Facebook, Twitter and Google

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Watchdog UFC-Que Choisir is suing the social media giants for using 'illegible' user terms of conditions that breach internet users' privacy.

French journalist convicted for using 'secret' documents found in Google search

France

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.