General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) , Standards, Regulations & Compliance
Computing Giant Avoid 60,000 Euro Daily Fines from French Privacy Regulator
Akshaya Asokan (asokan_akshaya) •
May 30, 2023
France’s Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertes – known as CNIL – in December imposed a fine of 60 million euros against the company for misleading cookie policies that it says made it difficult for Bing users to decline data collection. The agency noted at the time this feature violated the consent requirement under the French privacy law (see: France Fines Microsoft Ireland 60M Euros Over Bing Cookies).
“It appears from the response provided by the company on March 10 that it has made technical changes to ensure that the cookies placed on ‘bing.com’ in France,” the agency said. “The committee notes that the company indicates that it has implemented these changes since February 24, 2023.”