The French data protection supervisory authority CNIL imposed a total of €210 million in fines in two lawsuits against Google and Facebook on December 31st, the authority has now announced. Of this, €150 million is attributable to Google and 60 million to Facebook. In the case of Google, the CNIL considers the European subsidiary and the U.S. company to be joint controllers, i.e. jointly responsible for data processing; in the case of Facebook, it considers the French and European subsidiaries based in Ireland to be joint controllers.
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