Google was fined for issues with “cookies”

France filed a fine against Google and Meta for a total of almost 180 million dollars for the complications that users go through to reject cookies

France recently imposed fines against Google and Meta, Facebook’s parent company, due to the complications that users must go through to reject “cookies”

The French National Commission for Informatics and Freedoms (CNIL), which regulates privacy and data protection in the country, assured that both companies violated the French Data Protection Act, for which they will have to pay approximately 180 million dollars .

The authorities allege that there is no button in which the visitors of the different websites linked to the companies can reject the advertising cookies immediately. This does not indicate that it may not be possible to decline from this.

Because of this infringement, the French body has filed two fines against Google for almost 180 million dollars: an approximate of 100 million dollars against Google LLC and another of 80 million against its European subsidiary in Ireland.

In addition to the fines, the regulator forces Google and Facebook to modify their web pages in France within a period of three months so that users receive a way to reject the ‘cookies’ that is as simple as accepting them.

K. Tovar

Source: Sport

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