BY JAMES SCOTT/ JAN  5, 2023

Apple Pays €8 Million Penalty To France For Targeted App Store Ads

Because Apple's tailored App Store advertisements violated French data protection laws, French officials penalized Apple €8 million.

Apple Pays €8 Million Penalty To France 

The National Commission for Informatics and Liberty (CNIL) of France claims that before presenting targeted advertisements in the iOS 14.6 update, Apple did not get the permission of French iPhone owners.

Apple Pays €8 Million Penalty To France 

By default, Apple was gathering information and utilizing it for advertisements. Users had to execute a "significant number of actions," according to CNIL, to disable advertising in the Privacy area of the Settings app.

Apple Pays €8 Million Penalty To France 

Because of this, the CNIL determined that Apple had violated Article 82 of the Data Protection Act and assessed an 8 million euro fine.

Apple Pays €8 Million Penalty To France 

The CNIL services discovered that under the previous iPhone operating system version 14.6, when a user went to the App Store, identifiers were automatically read on the terminal without obtaining consent for many purposes, including customizing advertising ads displayed on the App Store.

Apple Pays €8 Million Penalty To France 

Apple said it is "disappointed" with the judgment and plans to appeal, adding that it only uses its data for tailored advertisements, in a statement to Fortune's Patrick McGee.

Apple Pays €8 Million Penalty To France 

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