PARIS Google (GOOG.O) will appeal against a 150,000 euro fine issued by France's data-protection watchdog over how user information is tracked and stored, the U.S. search engine said on Wednesday.
The privacy watchdog, known as CNIL, had objected to Google's method of combining data collected on individual users across services such as YouTube, Gmail and social network Google+. The move towards broad storage was introduced by Google in March 2012 and combined 60 privacy policies into one.
"We're now appealing their decision."
(Reporting by Gwenaelle Barzic; Writing by Lionel Laurent; Editing by David Goodman)