Paris, December 11 France’s National Commission for Information and Freedom announced on the 10th that it would impose fines of 100 million euros and 35 million euros on Google, its subsidiaries and Amazon, respectively, on the grounds that the two Internet companies collected traces of users’ access to the Internet without consent. .
The National Information and Freedom Commission has recently found that Google and Amazon have released cookies for advertising purposes to user devices without user consent.
The so-called cookies are data temporarily or permanently stored on the user’s device by the website to identify users and track their online behavior.
The French side said that the two companies will have three months to make rectifications, otherwise they will face additional fines.
In January 2019, the National Commission on Information and Freedom of Information imposed a fine of 50 million euros on Google for violating the relevant provisions of data privacy protection.
This is the first ticket issued under the EU General Data Protection Regulation, which entered into force in 2018.