Europe’s top court rules tracking cookies need active consent

As part of a case between consumer groups in Germany and the website Planet49, Europe’s top court has ruled that pre-checked consent boxes, or assumed consent, for analytics and tracking cookies are not legally valid - in any circumstances and violate the GDPR and ePrivacy Directive. Consent for tracking and analytics cookies must be obtained prior to storing or accessing these non-essential...
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The ICO has published updated guidance on the use of cookies and similar technologies

On 3 July 2019, the ICO published its updated guidance on the use of cookies and similar technologies. This came shortly after it updated the cookie consent collection mechanism on its own website. Much of the guidance is unsurprising and reflects what companies already do in practice. However, other parts of the guidance are likely to require many organisations to make changes to their current...
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