French data protection watchdog fined short-form video hosting service TikTok €5 million for breaking cookie consent rules.
The Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL) has fined short-form video hosting service TikTok €5 million (about $5.4 million) for violating cookie consent rules.
Between May 2020 and June 2022, the CNIL conducted multiple audits on the “tiktok.com” website and on the documents requested from the company by the CNIL. The CNIL only assessed the website in “an unauthenticated space”, while the mobile app was not scrutinized.
On December 2022, French CNIL fined APPLE 8 million euros for not collecting the consent of iPhone’s French users (iOS 14.6 version) before depositing and/or writing identifiers used for advertising purposes on their terminals.
(SecurityAffairs – hacking, TikTok)