French ePrivacy monitor charges Google and Amazon with hefty penalties for breaching Cookies Policy

Abeerah Hashim  - Security Expert
Last updated: November 13, 2023
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  • Cnil, French privacy regulator, fines tech titans over their illicit use of cookies.
  • Alphabet’s Google and Amazon have been charged €100 million and €35 million, respectively.
  • Both companies failed to provide a transparent online advertising policy for tracking users’ data.

The National Commission for Informatics and Freedoms (CNIL), France’s digital privacy defender, posts heavy fines against the tech giants on infringement of cookies law.  

The privacy watchdog has fined Alphabet’s Google €100 million ($121 million) and Amazon €35 million ($42 million) over the use of online user data tracking through ads. Cnil recorded unlawful activities from both companies on French websites, saying that they were not in compliance with the legislation on cookies.