France fines Microsoft 60 million euros for collecting user data

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 France fined Microsoft 60 million euros for collecting user data

France has imposed the largest fine of 60 million euros in the last year on the tech giant Microsoft for its user data collection policy, writes France24.

The French regulator said that in During the investigation, it was discovered that when users visited the Bing search engine, cookies were stored on the terminal without their consent, while these files were also used for advertising purposes.

The regulator also noted the absence of a button that allows you to refuse to save cookies.

The significant amount of the fine is due to the profit the company made from advertising indirectly generated by data collected through cookies that track web browsing on the Internet.

Companies three months were given for correcting the situation, with a potential subsequent fine of 60 thousand euros for each day of delay.

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