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Meta Platforms: Facebook fined E60m euros by the CNIL

( - The CNIL (Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés) has announced that it has fined Facebook 60 million euros and Google 150 million euros, after noting that on their websites it was easier for Internet users to accept cookies rather than refuse them.

In concrete terms, several clicks are required to refuse all cookies, whereas just one is enough to accept them, which constitutes an infringement of the freedom of consent, the CNIL says. The Internet user's choice is therefore biased in favour of consent, which is both simpler and faster.

The CNIL has given Google and Facebook three months to make it as easy to accept cookies as it is to refuse them, thereby guaranteeing users' freedom of consent. If they fail to do so, the companies will be fined 100,000 euros per day of delay.

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