TikTok Fined €5 Million by French Regulator for Violating Cookie Laws
Popular short-form video hosting service TikTok has been fined €5 million (about $5.4 million) by the French data protection watchdog for breaking cookie consent rules.
The regulator said it conducted several audits between May 2020 and June 2022, finding that the ByteDance-owned company did not offer a straightforward option to refuse all cookies as opposed to just one click for accepting them. The option to “refuse all” cookies was introduced by TikTok in February 2022.
It further called out TikTok for not informing users of the purposes behind depositing such cookies on users’ systems when visiting tiktok.com. The company has since rectified the issues.
Source: TikTok Fined $5.4 Million by French Regulator for Violating Cookie Laws