France fines Google €100m for breaching cookies rules

10/12/2020 | Reuters

The Data Protection Authority in France, The CNIL, has fined Alphabet’s Google its biggest ever fine of €100m for breaching Article 82 of the French Data Protection Act with its use of advertising cookies.  US e-commerce giant Amazon was fined €35m for breaching the same rules. Meanwhile, Google and digital advertising companies are the targets of new privacy complaints in six EU countries over the way they sell ads using their real-time bidding process. Politico also reports that Facebook has earmarked €302M for privacy fines.

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