Apple should pay €6m to French data watchdog for tracking users without consent, says official

Apple tracked users without their consent and deserves to be fined €6 million, according to a top advisor to France’s data privacy watchdog.

The Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL) launched an investigation into Apple after a complaint filed by France Digitale, a lobby group supporting startups, accused the company of violating EU privacy laws last year.

The release of iOS 14 gave consumers greater control over their personal data. iPhone and iPad Users could stop companies tracking their online activity in apps by changing their privacy settings. The move hurt Facebook as well other smaller businesses and app developers since it prevented them from using the data to serve users with targeted adverts.

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Source: The Register