6. January 2022

CNIL judges Google & Facebook

Judgment for violation of Article 82 of the French Data Protection Act

The French data protection authority Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) has fined Google Ireland a total of 150 million euros and Facebook 60 million euros for “non-compliance with French legislation”.

The CNIL had found that users on the facebook.com, google.fr and youtube.com sites could not easily reject cookies: While cookies can be accepted with just one click, several clicks are required to reject cookies. This constitutes a violation of Article 82 of the French Data Protection Act.

Französische Datenschutzbehörde CNIL straft Google & Facebook (Bild: CNIL)

(photo: CNIL)

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