French watchdog fines Google, Amazon for breaching cookies rules
www.reuters.com

France’s data privacy watchdog has handed out its biggest ever fine of 100 million euros ($121 million) to Alphabet’s Google for breaching the country’s rules on online advertising trackers (cookies).

I doubt it’s enough though

SnowCode
51M

Europe already done a lot of that as well I think. Even If I appreciate their concerns. It’s obviously not what’s gonna make them stop.

Dessalines
admin
41M

Yeah, they expect and budget for these traffic tickets.

@AgreeableLandscape
admin
creator
41M

This is why I think all fines, both for corporations and people, should be based on a percentage of their income. A lot of European countries already do this for people.

@Niquarl
21M

I’m pretty sure fines based on GDPR is supposed to be a percentage of profits. This is not GDPR related and that’s why the French CNIL were competent and not Ireland’s and Luxenburg’s watchdogs.

ufra
21M

Cost of doing business perhaps. Other companies can’t afford these exploits.

Reminded me of FB threat to leave Europe (https://tech.newstatesman.com/business/will-facebook-really-pull-out-of-europe, https://lemmy.ml/post/40702) I couldn’t find any recent updates on it.

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