Google, Amazon fined $ 163 million in France


Paris: CNIL, the data privacy monitoring unit in France, has fined 100 million euros ($ 12.1 million) on Google and 350 million euros ($ 4.2 million) on Amazon. Both have been fined for violating the country’s advertising cookies rules.


The National Commission on Informatics and Liberty (CNIL) said in a statement the National Commission on Informatics and Liberty (CNIL) said that the French websites of the two companies did not seek prior permission from Internet users to read trackers and cookies for advertising purposes. These cookies and trackers are automatically saved on the person’s computer. The statement said that Google and Amazon also failed to tell users that they would use these cookies for this purpose and how users could refuse them.