Google, which has apologized for the data collection, denied the FCC's assertion that the company did not cooperate with the agency. It has 30 days from the FCC's April 13 report to contest or pay the proposed fine.
"We disagree with the FCC's characterization of our cooperation in their investigation and will be filing a response," a Google spokeswoman wrote in an emailed statement.
Ryan Calo, director of privacy at Stanford's Center for Internet and Society, called the proposed $25,000 fine a "slap on the pinkie."
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