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France fines Google and Amazon over ad-tracking cookies

France fines Google and Amazon over ad-tracking cookies

France’s data privacy watchdog CNIL has fined Google $120M and Amazon $42M for breaching the country’s rules on online advertising trackers, or cookies. The regulator found the companies’ French websites didn’t seek the prior consent of visitors before placing advertising cookies on visitors’ computers. The CNIL rejected the companies’ arguments that it had no right to impose the sanctions.

G Abba
G Abba 1 months

Good for France.

Met Man
Met Man 1 months

They make that back in a few hours. We seriously need to change the fines to be a percentage of the profit and not some set amount. Big companies can do whatever they want and laugh at the fines.

drew 1 months

Wasnt Googles 2019 renevue $162Billion? $120M is roughly 0.007% of that value, infinitesimal amount. They should fine/charge on percentage of fiscal earnings, and increase the percentage drastically on repeat offenders. Just a thought...

James 1 months

So who actually gets this $162 million? Likely no one who was actually tracked or affected.

GreenMachine 1 months

Well there goes that business model

FirstCensorshipThenJail 1 months

$800 billion it must hurt and cut to the bone.

Katharine 1 months


Arthur 1 months

Sic em

eclipseNF 1 months

Fines vastly too small

TexasReb 1 months

Gotta obey the law. Seems big tech just does what they want.

Christian 1 months

Do the pictures auto generate with keywords? Is that why I'm seeing Christmas cookies above this article headline?

IIZard 1 months

Dymb cookie rules, but fdgk big tech

Andrew Ainslie 🇨🇦
Andrew Ainslie 🇨🇦 1 months

A little known fact is that most international companies have insurance policies for just this type of situation. Very similar to Kidnapping Insurance or Waste Clean Up Insurance. Actually costs the companies a small fraction of the actual fine. Jail terms would be more appropriate.😂🇨🇦

Indo 1 months

Finally affirmative actions after years of greehandimg them. More more more.

Aaron 1 months

Well Google should have worked harder to preserve there American ROOTS.

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