CNIL has hit Apple's App Store with a fine of €8 million over its ad personalization practices, taking it to task for not properly collecting consent and making the process of opting out too indirect.
The Chinese embassy in France indicated that discriminating against Huawei by selecting 5G network equipment based on the country of origin was blatant discrimination and industrial protectionism and hinted of possible retaliation.
France Authorizes the Use of Huawei Equipment in Its 5G Network While Plans for a New Factory Are Underway
According to anonymous sources, the French authorities have decided to approve the use of Huawei equipment but only in non-core parts of the 5G network.
French regulator CNIL found that the tiktok.com website, which allows users to view content via a web browser without logging in, did not have an adequate process for cookie consent.
A fundamental shift from defensive to offensive cyber operations is now underway in order to deter cyber attacks, and the United States and its European ally France are at the forefront of this trend.
Though the fine is not one of the largest issued by CNIL (or for general GDPR violations across the bloc), the case is noteworthy in that Discord is mostly being taken to task for not providing default or built-in security options rather than the fallout of a specific data breach.
AXA France, regional division of European insurance giant AXA Group and France's largest general insurer, has announced that it will no longer reimburse ransomware payments for customers within the country.
France will be the first in Europe to roll out a nationwide facial recognition ID program. Citizens will have a single digital identity tied to their face instead of using different user names and passwords.
Microsoft faces a hefty fine over Bing cookie consent issues, and has additionally been given three months to get the system into compliance or it could face additional fines of €60,000 per day.
Google and Facebook Hit With Fines Over “Dark Patterns”, Allegedly Misleading Users Into Cookie Consent
Tech giants are facing hefty fines after France's CNIL ruled that their cookie consent processes were too confusing and difficult. Central to the case was the use of "dark patterns" by each site.