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France’s data protection authority has levied multimillion-euro fines on Google and Amazon for placing advertising cookies on users’ computers without obtaining prior consent or providing adequate information.

The CNIL, or Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés, fined Google €100 million and Amazon €35 million for violations of France’s Data Protection Act in a ruling announced Thursday.

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Anne Bagamery

Anne Bagamery is the Paris-based correspondent for Law.com International. She writes about lawyers and legal issues in France and elsewhere in Europe. Her coverage includes the business of law, global and domestic law firms, in-house legal departments and regulatory issues. She can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter: @abagamery.

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