Google and Facebook fined in France for cookie breaches

The French National Commission on Informatics and Liberty (CNIL) slapped Alphabet’s Google with a €150 million fine, and Meta’s Facebook with €60 million. The reason is both companies made it difficult for users to refuse online cookies.

Accepting cookies is done with a single click, and rejecting should be as easy, said Karin Kiefer, Head of Data Protection and Sanctions at CNIL.

The watchdog claimed,, and did not allow the refusal of cookies easily, Reuters reported. The two companies have three months to comply with orders and provide an easy…

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