- Google and Amazon given hefty fines for violating French privacy law on consent for cookies
MLex: Google and Amazon have both been fined by the French data-protection authority, Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), for violating the EU’s rules on gaining a user’s consent for advertising cookies and for failing to provide adequate information to users. The CNIL held that both websites had failed to obtain prior consent for placing cookies, which is in violation of France’s Data Protection Act.
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