In part because it's still in the appeal process, Google attempted to fight the order, which specified a large-text notice right below the front page's search buttons. "Google has always maintained that page in a virgin state," said attorney Patrice Spinosi. France's top administrative court, however, upheld the decision on Friday. Other companies have been required to post similar notices in Europe; Apple, for example, was required to tell visitors that it lost a UK lawsuit against Samsung but landed in hot water for excessive editorializing. CNIL looked for ways to multiply the fairly low maximum privacy violation fine, and this is a way to make sure deep-pocketed Google feels its effects.