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Google calls on European law to oppose CNIL

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Google is accumulating legal disputes in France. In addition to the fines from the Competition Authority on the issue of remuneration for neighborhood rights, the American giant is now seeking fines from CNIL. Received 100 100 million from CNIL “Cookies“Abandoned on its platforms. At the end of 2020, the French Internet Genderm accused the company of not complying with pre-filing information legislation. Cookies, Web ad trackers … and part of Google’s “free” service business model.

As a reminder, in a review conducted in March of the same year, the Committee pointed out 3 failures related to Google: the lack of sufficient information about the investment and purpose of the tracers without the prior consent of the Internet user. Cookies And lack of procedures to withdraw consent.

On Wednesday, the American giant demanded before the Council of State that the French authorities cancel the fine they deem inappropriate. Google wants to refer its preliminary questions to the EU court, which will cause the case to be suspended. However, Cnil was confirmed by the public reporter, who is often followed by administrative judges, who concluded that the interpretation of the law was clear.

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Google Defends European Single Window

In its argument, Google questions the legal interpretation of links between two European laws governing the subject of data on the Internet: the 2002 regulation on privacy (e-privacy) and the General Regulation on the Protection of Personal Data (GDPR) adopted in 2016.

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According to the search giant’s analysis, the case went through the “European single window” system defined in the GDPR, which defines a lead authority (Google to Ireland) responsible for cross-border issues.

ButOne Cnil believes that the e-privacy directive has jurisdiction to allow tracer-related offenses and that a summary judge of the Council of State in March 2021 supported this interpretation.

“There is no clear answer to this question,” Google’s lawyer Patrice Spinozi urged on Wednesday, urging judges to “exercise caution” in the context of ongoing litigation in Europe.

The fine, which broke CNIL’s record at the time, was surpassed last week by Google for പുതിയ 150 million (60 60 million against Facebook) in a new license, this time on how to collect consent.

Amazon was also fined 35 35 million for similar violations. Facebook has also been fined 60 60 million.

LThe information banners displayed during the consultation of these sites were not included during the CNIL inspection, “Internet user’s information needed to understand why these cookies are used and how to discard them”, In particular the Commission in detail.

(With AFP)