[FR] CNIL issues formal notices to 20 organisations in breach of new rules on cookies
On 25 May 2021, the Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (French data protection authority – CNIL) announced that it had issued 20 formal notices to organisations, including international players in the digital economy and public bodies, for breaching the new rules on cookies. On 1 October 2020, the CNIL had published its guidelines and a new recommendation on consent to targeted advertising and the use of trackers in order to implement the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which include the need to obtain explicit consent to collect personal data. Website and mobile application providers had been given six months, i.e. until the end of March 2021, to comply with the new guidelines.
- Communiqué de presse de la CNIL du 25 mai 2021
- CNIL press release of 25 May 2021
This article has been published in IRIS Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory.