French Regulators Fine Google, Amazon Over Privacy

French Regulators Fine Google, Amazon Over Privacy
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In an online privacy crackdown, French privacy authorities have fined Google $121 million and Amazon $43 million over their use of cookies for ad-targeting purposes.

Both companies violated the country's privacy law by setting non-essential cookies without obtaining users' prior consent, the French National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) said Thursday.

In Google's case, the company's opt-out mechanism also failed to completely prevent the company from collecting data, according to the CNIL.
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