France's CNIL watchdog fines Iliad's Free unit 300,000 euros for privacy failings

The logo of French internet service provider and mobile phone operator Free is seen at the company headquarters in Paris September 1, 2014. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

PARIS, Dec 8 (Reuters) - France's CNIL privacy watchdog on Thursday said it had fined 300,000 euros ($315,570.00) against Iliad's telecoms business 'Free' for failings over protecting their customers' personal data.

"Checks have revealed several breaches, in particular with regard to privacy rights of concerned persons (...) and data security", said the watchdog in a statement.

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Reporting by Tassilo Hummel; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta

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