French regulator fines Apple $8.5 million over App Store ad targeting breach
Following a complaint relating to the "personalisation processing of advertisements broadcast in the App Store", the French watchdog
"The CNIL found that under the old version 14.6 of the
These ad identifies must not be able to be read and/or deposited without the user having expressed his prior consent.
However, in practice, the ad targeting settings available from the iPhone's "Settings" icon were pre-checked by default.
"In addition, the user had to perform a large number of actions to successfully deactivate this parameter since this possibility was not integrated into the initialisation process of the telephone," said CNIL.
The CNIL acted under the
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