France slaps Microsoft with €60m fine for placing ad cookies on users’ devices ‘without their consent’

France’s privacy watchdog has fined Microsoft 60 million euros for imposing advertising cookies on its users. As reported by France 24, the fine relates specifically to Microsoft’s search engine Bing, which France’s National Commission for Technology and Freedoms (CNIL) said was not set up to allow users to refuse cookies as simply as accepting them

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