French regulator said Microsoft’s search engine Bing had not set up a system allowing users to refuse cookies as simply as accepting them.  Photo: AP
French regulator said Microsoft’s search engine Bing had not set up a system allowing users to refuse cookies as simply as accepting them. Photo: AP
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Microsoft fined US$64 million over advertising cookies by French regulator

  • Users had cookies deposited on their terminal without their consent, with no button for refusing as easily as accepting them, watchdog said
  • France has also fined Google and Facebook US$160 million and US$64 million respectively for similar breaches around their use of cookies

French regulator said Microsoft’s search engine Bing had not set up a system allowing users to refuse cookies as simply as accepting them.  Photo: AP
French regulator said Microsoft’s search engine Bing had not set up a system allowing users to refuse cookies as simply as accepting them. Photo: AP
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