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Google Loses Bid to Topple $112 Million French Cookies Fine (1)

Jan. 28, 2022, 4:54 PM

Google lost its bid to topple a record 100 million-euro ($112 million) fine from French privacy watchdogs over how it manages its cookies.

France’s top administrative court backed regulators who in 2020 criticized the search giant for automatically placing the tracking devices -- often used to gather data for advertising purposes -- on the devices of google.fr users as soon as they arrived on the website.

CNIL was right to find that Google’s behavior “amounted to a lack of clear and compete information of users, a failure to seek their prior consent and a deficient mechanism to block the cookies,” ...

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