French Council of State confirms €35 million Amazon fine
On 7 December 2020, French data protection authority (the CNIL) imposed a fine of 35 million euros on Amazon Europe, Sarl., for placing advertising cookies on the computers of users of the Amazon.fr sales site without prior consent or satisfactory information. Amazon appealed the decision.
Now, the Council of State confirmed the two violations of Article 82 of the French Data Protection Act by Amazon sanctioned by the CNIL. Also, the Council of State considers that the amount of the fine imposed by the CNIL is not disproportionate to the seriousness of the breaches, the scope of the processing and the financial capacity of the company.
Source: Cookies: the Council of State confirms the 2020 sanction imposed by the CNIL against Amazon