(RTTNews) – French administrative regulatory body Commission Nationale Informatique & Libertés or CNIL has fined technology majors Amazon and Google for placing advertising cookies on users’ computers, without prior consent and without providing adequate information.
Amazon Europe Core, affiliated to Amazon Inc., is fined 35 million euros for placing advertising cookies from the page amazon.fr. Further, Google LLC has to pay 60 million euros and Google Ireland Ltd. 40 million euros for placing cookies on the computers of users of the search engine google.fr.
Both Amazon and Google are also ordered to adequately inform individuals within three months after the notification of the decision. Otherwise, the companies must pay a penalty payment of 100, 000 euros for each day of delay.
The CNIL’s restricted committee, which is responsible for imposing sanctions, noticed two breaches of Article 82 of the French Data Protection Act by Amazon, and three breaches by Google.
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