Google loses appeal to overturn €100 French cookie fine

31/01/2022 | Bloomberg

Google has lost an appeal to overturn a €100 million penalty fine from the French data protection authority in December 2020, the CNIL, over how it manages its cookies. In their ruling on Friday, the judges said the CNIL was right to find Google's behaviour "amounted to a lack of clear and complete information of users, a failure to seek their prior consent and a deficient mechanism to block the cookies." 

Earlier this month, the CNIL fined Google €150 million for cookie violations in addition to the December 2020 infringement. The IAPP published an analysis of the penalty here. 

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