France fined billions on Facebook and Google, know the reason.

Google and Facebook have been jointly fined 235 million for cookie tracking in France. This information has been given in the media reports. According to a report published in Politico, citing a document, the French Monitoring Commission Nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL) has fined Google 150 million euros and Facebook 60 million euros for violating French data privacy rules. The report says action is being taken “for failing to allow easy access to cookie tracking technology to French users”.

The two tech giants will be fined up to 100,000 euros a day for failing to resolve issues within three months of CNIL’s decision. However, Facebook has refused to acknowledge this. “We are reviewing the authority’s decision and are committed to working with the relevant authorities,” a Meta spokesman said in a report. “Our cookie consent controls give people more control over their data, including the new settings menu on Facebook and Instagram, where users can revisit at any time and manage their decisions,” the spokesperson said. We continue to develop and improve these controls. ”

Google and Amazon are also in action
Google did not respond to a request for comment. This is not the first time the French privacy regulator has fined the tech giant. In December 2020, CNIL fined Amazon and Google 35 million euros and 100 million euros each. The penalty was imposed for violating cookies in accordance with e-privacy rules. The watchdog has also fined Google 50 million under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Earlier action on WhatsApp
According to a report by ZDNet, WhatsApp was fined 225 million euros in September last year for “how did they share data with their parent company?” Also, there was a lack of transparency in this regard. Facebook is also facing millions of rupees in fines for violating GDPR privacy rules regarding the Deceptive Data Collection Policy.

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