Facebook, Google Slapped With Hefty Fines by French Privacy Watchdogs

The French privacy watchdog Commission Nationale Informatique & Libert?s (CNIL) says it will fine Google $170.4 million (150 million euros) and Facebook $68.2 million (60 million euros) for breaching EU privacy legislations. Top line The announcement comes following CNIL investigations on how Google and Facebook sites display buttons allowing users to immediately accept cookies. The…
The French privacy watchdog Commission Nationale Informatique & Libert?s (CNIL) says it will fine Google $170.4 million (150 million euros) and Facebook $68.2 million (60 million euros) for breaching EU privacy legislations. Top line The announcement comes following CNIL investigations on how Google and Facebook sites display buttons allowing users to immediately accept cookies. The…