Millions in fines for Google and Amazon in France

The U.S. 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.


The supervisors accuse the websites and 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. Google's fine of 60 million euros is for Google LLC and 40 million euros for Google Ireland Ltd. (SDA)

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