CNIL issues €5m fine to TikTok for cookie violations

12/01/2023 | CNIL

The French data protection authority (DPA), the CNIL, has fined TikTok €5 million for cookie violations. An investigation by the DPA revealed that the platform's consent mechanism did not provide users with sufficient options to opt out of cookie settings or information regarding the purpose of the cookies. According to the CNIL, the mechanism's setup "actually discouraged users from refusing cookies and encouraged them to prefer the ease of the 'accept all' button." 

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