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BY THE FRENCH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Closure Of The Injunction Against GOOGLE

BY THE FRENCH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: closure of the injunction against GOOGLE

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Under the decision of the 30th April 2021, the Restricted Board of the CNIL has closed the injunction against the GOOGLE LLC and GOOLE IRELAND LIMITED societies of the 7th December 2020.

On the 7th December 2020, in addition to have condemned them to sanction of 60 and 40 million euros, the Restricted Board of the CNIL have ordered to the societies of GOOGLE LLC and GOOGLE IRELAND LIMITED within three months, to inform data subjects in a clear and complete way, for example on the information banner in the homepage of the website “google.fr”:

  • purposes of all the cookies without previous consent
  • ways available in order to reject them

According to the responses of the societies of GOOGLE LLC and GOOGLE IRELAND LIMITED within the established term and believing to have complied the issued injunction, the Restricted Board has decided to close the procedure on the 30th of April 2021.

This closure refers to the perimeter of the injunction pronounced by the Restricted Board in its resolution of the 7th December 2020.

Entered before the end of the adaptation period left by authors of the CNIL, the Restricted Board has not examined the compliance with the information banner on the website “google.fr” with new cookies rules, concerned in particular the consent, which are informed into guidelines and by the recommendation of the 17th September 2020.

This decision of closure does not prejudice the analysis by the CNIL of the respect of those requirement by “google.fr”, according to the user shall be able to reject cookies with the same easiness with which can accept them. The CNIL reserves the rights to control those methods of rejecting and, if it is necessary, to mobilize all its repressive chain.

SOURCE: AUTORITA’ PER LA PROTEZIONE DEI DATI DELLA FRANCIA – CNIL

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