In an assessment examining the impact of its regulatory action on cookies, the French data protection authority (DPA), the CNIL, has said that its 2020-22 action plan has had a "strong impact." During the period, the CNIL issued eight sanctions on cookies with fines totalling €421 million for breaches involving:
- the lack of information,
- the deposit of cookies without prior consent,
- the ailure of the refusal mechanism,
- the refusing cookies as easily as accepting them.
Additional research conducted by the CNIL revealed users are better informed and that the rejection rate is increasing.
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