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France Hits Google, Facebook With Huge Fines Over ‘Cookies’

January 6, 2022

The 150-million-euro fine imposed on Google was a record by France’s National Commission for Information Technology and Freedom (CNIL), beating a previous cookie-related fine of 100 million euros against the company in December 2020.

Facebook was handed a 60-million-euro fine.

“CNIL has determined that the sites, and do not allow users to refuse the use of cookies as simply as to accept them,” the regulatory body said.

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