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Brazil’s Ministry of Justice filed an administrative proceeding against Google for alleged privacy violations, Folha de S.Paulo reports. Google’s Brazilian subsidiary will be investigated for potential violations of the country’s Civil Internet Code and laws on consumer protection. The complaint centers on the emails of a Brazilian citizen. Google could face fines of $2.6 million should it be found to have committed any infractions. “We don’t use the information available in Gmail for ad customization, and we are sure that our products follow the Brazilian legislation,” Google said in a statement.
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