• France fines Google a record $170 million for making it too difficult to opt out of cookies

    16 days ago - By Business Insider

    Under the Data Protection Act, users have a right to opt out from cooking-tracking. Photo by Hakan Nural/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
    French authorities hit Google with a record $170 million fine over privacy breaches.
    Google and Facebook were fined for making it too hard for users to reject cookie tracking.
    The firms have three months to comply or risk fines of $113,000 a day.
    French authorities have slapped Google with a record €150 million fine after failing to make it easy enough for users to reject cookies when using its search engine. The move marks the latest blow against the...
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