France Fines Microsoft for Violating Rules Around Cookies
CNIL mentioned that Microsoft stores cookies whenever it visits websites on its search engine, which is imminently used for advertising purposes. All this is happening without the user’s consent which is a straightforward violation of the EU’s laws against cookies that it passed in 2018.
Thus, a 60 million euro fine has been imposed by CNIL on Microsoft Ireland, where its European operations are handled. An additional 60,000 euros would be added to the fine daily once the deadline is overdue.
For now, Microsoft has three months to comply with changes directed by CNIL to adhere to the EU’s GDPR, which was launched in May 2018.