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The French government is fining the tech giants millions over data that tracks users' activity. They've given the companies three months to comply or face further fines.
France's National Commission for Information Technology and Freedom (CNIL) on Thursday hit Facebook and Google with €210 million ($237 million) in fines.
Google, which also owns YouTube, was fined €150 million, breaking a record €100-million fine the company received in December 2020 over similar practices. Facebook has received a €60-million fine.
The two companies have three months to adapt their methods or they will be fined €100,000 a day, CNIL said.
In a statement to French news agency AFP, Google said it would change its practices in accordance with the decision.
"In accordance with the expectations of internet users... we are committed to implementing new changes, as well as to working actively with CNIL in response to its decision," the firm said.
es/fb (AFP, Reuters)