Google announced Wednesday it will appeal a $50 million fine that was issued earlier this week in France.
The French data protection authority, CNIL, cited the tech company for failing to meet requirements outlined by the EU's General Data Protection Regulation. The GDPR was implemented in May, and it lays out a single set of data protection rules that apply to any company that operates in the EU, regardless of its base location.
Google's fine was the first major financial penalty related to violating the GDPR.
Google said in a statement that it's "concerned about the impact of its ruling on publishers, original content creators and tech companies in Europe and beyond. For all these reasons, we've now decided to appeal."