Adtech company Criteo faces €60 million EU GDPR fine

08/08/2022 | TechCrunch

The French Data Protection Agency, the CNIL, has proposed a €60m fine for adtech company Criteo for alleged breaches of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) following a 2-year investigation. The investigation follows a complaint against several adtech companies in 2018 by Privacy International (PI). PI posted a Twitter thread welcoming CNIL's findings and detailing Criteo's retargeting and user profiling practices, which it calls a manipulation machine. In response, Criteo released a statement: "We find the merits of this report to be fundamentally flawed, and the proposed sanctions to be incommensurate with the alleged non-compliant actions." 

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