Millions in fines for Google and Amazon in France

US Internet giants Google and Amazon are to pay millions in fines in France for violating legal rules on cookies. Google will be fined 100 million euros, Amazon 35 million euros, the French data protection authority CNIL announced in Paris on Thursday.

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The supervisors accuse the websites Google.fr and Amazon.fr of automatically giving their users cookies on their computers. "Several of these cookies had advertising purposes," the authority reported.

The fine of 35 million euros is directed against the company Amazon Europe Core. The fine for Google is €60 million for Google LLC and €40 million for Google Ireland Ltd. (SDA)

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