Cookies – FR : The CNIL Imposes Fines of € 60 Million and € 150 Million on Facebook and Google for Non-Compliant Cookies Refusal Mechanism

Cookies – FR : The CNIL Imposes Fines of € 60 Million and € 150 Million on Facebook and Google for Non-Compliant Cookies Refusal Mechanism

On 30 and 31 December 2021, the CNIL sanctionned :

FACEBOOK IRELAND LIMITED with a  € 60 million fine ; and

GOOGLE with a fine totalling €150 million  (€ 90 million for GOOGLE LLC and € 60 million for GOOGLE IRELAND LIMITED)

because they did not allow users of the social network facebook.com and the websites google.fr and youtube.com residing in France to refuse cookies as easily as to accept them.

CJEU: Displaying an advertisement in the guise of an e-mail without users’ consent is an unfair commercial practice

CJEU: Displaying an advertisement in the guise of an e-mail without users’ consent is an unfair commercial practice

By a decision of November 25, 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that the practice of displaying an advertisement under the appearance of an e-mail in the users’ e-mail box is subject to the prior information and consent of the users (as required under directive 2002/58/EC), without which it also constitutes an unfair commercial practice insofar as this practice corresponds to the notion of “repeated and unwanted solicitations” within the meaning of the Directive 2005/29/EC (“Unfair Commercial Practices Directive”) .