Data Privacy & Security Data Privacy & Security

Comment: France's CNIL fines may prompt Big Tech to adopt strict rules on cookie consent

By Matthew Newman
  • 06 Jan 2022 12:09
  • 06 Jan 2022 12:09
France’s privacy watchdog is cracking down on how US Big Tech seeks consent from users for advertising cookies, which may oblige pan-European websites to adopt France’s strict approach.

The Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés — France’s active enforcer of data protection rules — levied 210 million euros ($237 millio

To view the latest version of this document and thousands of others like it, sign-in to MLex or register for a free trial.

Matthew Newman

Chief Correspondent

Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

Discover MLex

Stay on top of global regulatory developments

Latest News