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CNIL’s decision against Google relating to the use of cookies: result of the appeal before the French Conseil d’Etat

On 4 March 2021, the French Conseil d’Etat rendered its decision in the Google vs CNIL case. As a reminder, on 7 December 2020, the CNIL imposed a sanction on Google LLC and Google Ireland Limited (together “ Google ”) for a total amount of 100 million euros for breach of Article 82 of the French Loi Informatique et Libertés (the “ LIL ”) relating to the use of cookies and other tracking technologies (Article 82 transposes Article 5.3 of the ePrivacy Directive). The CNIL found in particular that Google failed to obtain proper consent from data subjects, breached its information obligation and did not provide an efficient objection mechanism, in relation to the use of cookies. The CNIL also issued an injunction ordering Google to comply with article 82 of the LIL within three months, the CNIL being able to impose a €100 000 daily fine in case of non-compliance with such injunction. Google appealed the CNIL’s decision, by way of interim proceedings, in order to obtain the suspension