The pressure against Google Analytics is increasing in France

In a decision of February 10, the Cnil prohibits the use of Google Analytics in France. wachiwit – stock.adobe.com

The Cnil has received 42 complaints against the media that use the American giant’s popular statistical tool.

The hunt for Google Analytics users is accelerating in France. Last week, the National Commission for Computing and Liberties (Cnil) recorded 42 complaints against media that use the very popular free statistical tool from the American giant. They were filed by a French developer, David Libeau, who denounces the fact that these sites do not comply with the recent position of the Cnil. Indeed, since February 10 and the formal notice of a manager of a website, the tricolor gendarme had made the use of Google Analytics illegal in the country, given the transfer of data to the United States. . The Cnil believes that the tool, which allows millions of sites to measure their audience and analyze the behavior of Internet users, went against the GDPR. She wondered in particular about the possibility for American intelligence agencies to access this data. “As it stands, it is not possible to configure…

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