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Google’s $114 Million Fine Backed by France’s Top Court

  • Adviser to top tribunal backs 100 million-euro penalty
  • Says search giant failed to give users ways to reject cookies
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Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Google’s bid to overturn a 100 million-euro ($114 million) French fine hit a snag after an aide to the nation’s top court backed accusations against the search engine over its cookies policy.

The Alphabet Inc. unit has been embroiled in a court fight over the then-record fine in 2020 for targeting users with cookies without their consent and failing to offer a simple way to reject the tracking devices. Google was hit with a new record 150 million-euro penalty last week for still not allowing users an easy way out of its cookies.