French regulator fines Facebook for violating user privacy
In the 2017 decision, CNIL complained that Facebook had continued to collect sensitive user data without explicit consent, used cookies to track activity on third-party sites without explaining clearly to users, and had not demonstrated the need to retain user IP addresses for the life of their accounts. The €150,000 fine was the maximum sanction available to CNIL at the time.
tags: Facebook, tracking, consent, cookies, fines, regulatory actions, CNIL, France, social media
Writer: Amar Toor
Publication: The Verge