France’s data privacy monitoring unit CNIL has imposed a fine of 100 million euros on Google and 3.5 million euros on amazon, about Rs 314. Both have been fined for violating the country’s advertising cookie rules. The National Commission on Informatics and Liberty (CNIL) said in a statement that the French websites of the two companies had not obtained prior permission from Internet users to study trackers and cookies for advertising purposes. These cookies and trackers were manually moved to the person’s computer, while as a rule they had to be accepted by users.
Today’s order does not take into account the fact that the laws of France are uncertain and constantly evolving. We are in constant contact with CNIL. On the other hand, Amazon says it does not agree with CNIL’s decision. Protecting the privacy of its customers has always been a priority for Amazon. We continuously work to the best of our ability and follow the laws of the country in which we operate.