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Games-maker Voodoo fined EUR3 million in France for user consent violation for targeted ads

By Matthew Newman
  • 17 Jan 2023 10:17
  • 17 Jan 2023 10:17
Mobile game publisher Voodoo SAS has been fined 3 million euros ($3.25 million) for violating French privacy rules by failing to get users’ consent for targeted ads, the country’s data protection authority said today.

The Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés — France’s enforcer of data protection rules — said Voodoo had

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Matthew Newman

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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.

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