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Website owners face cookie-banner fines in France by year's end, CNIL official says

By Matthew Newman
  • 08 Sep 2021 12:02
  • 08 Sep 2021 12:02
Website owners that haven’t followed French guidelines on cookie banners are likely to face fines before the end of the year, an official from the national data protection authority has said.

About 40 companies had until Sept. 6 to ensure that their websites’ cookie banners make it just as simple for

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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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