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French Commission For Information Technology And Civil Liberties Fines Google And Facebook 210 Million Euros

BoomRadioNG | January 6, 2022

France’s National Commission for Information Technology and Civil Liberties (CNIL) has today fined international tech giants, Google and Facebook 210 million euros for data collection breaches.

Alphabet Inc.’s Google was fined 150 million euros ($170 million) while Meta Platforms Inc.’s Facebook was fined 60 million euros for the way they manage cookies.

 

 

 

CNIL also gave the companies a three-month ultimatum to provide internet users located in France with a means of refusing cookies as simple as the existing means of accepting them, in order to guarantee their freedom of consent and failure to do so will attract an additional daily fine of 100,000 euros according to the statement CNIL released.

The latest penalties follow probes by the watchdog looking at companies’ compliance with new rules on cookies, which are tracking devices that are placed on people’s computers.

 

 

 

CNIL in 2020 fined Google 100 million euros and online shopping giant Amazon.com Inc. 35 million euros for placing such cookies on people’s computers without their consent which is in accordance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation which took effect May 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dolupo Balogun

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