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ANALYSIS: CNIL Exposes GDPR Violation Via … DuckDuckGo?!?

Sept. 30, 2019, 10:40 AM

My “spidey senses” were tingling when I read the decision on the most recent fine levied by French regulators under the General Data Protection Regulation. It was not the €180,000 sanction that piqued my interest, nor the violation itself, but rather the manner in which the violation was unearthed: a keyword search on a search engine. But not just any keyword and not just any search engine.

The keyword? client.activeassurances.fr site: client.activeassurances.fr.

The search engine? DuckDuckGo.

I’m sorry, but who uses DuckDuckGo? (Other than a few colleagues of mine who might prefer to go unnamed.) And even more, who uses...

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