France's data protection authority, the Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés, fined Google and Facebook up to a combined 210 million euros for cookie violations under the ePrivacy Directive. The CNIL alleged the companies did not allow French users to easily reject tracking via cookies. Google's U.S. and Irish operations received penalties of up to 90 and 60 million euros, respectively, while Facebook Ireland will pay up to 60 million euros. Additional daily penalties of 100,000 euros are possible if users are not given means to opt out of tracking within three months.
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