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Google Loses Its Bid to Topple a $112 Million French Privacy Fine

  • France’s top administrative court backs 2020 privacy fine
  • Google placed cookies on users’ devices without their consent
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Google lost its bid to topple a record 100 million-euro ($112 million) fine from French privacy watchdogs over how it manages its cookies.

France’s top administrative court backed regulators who in 2020 criticized the search giant for automatically placing the tracking devices -- often used to gather data for advertising purposes -- on the devices of google.fr users as soon as they arrived on the website.