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November 7, 2019

The Spanish Data Protection Authority (DPA) recently fined the airline Vueling for the way it configured cookies on its website.

The following analysis is based on a translation of the decision (see link).

Visitors to Vueling's website were greeted with a cookie notice t...

October 2, 2019

Last month, I blogged about how the UK ICO and French CNIL had released over the summer updated cookie guidances.

On October 1, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled on cookie consents too and its ruling is consistent with the positions by the ICO and...

September 23, 2019

The UK ICO and the French CNIL both released updated guidance on cookies this summer (see ICO July 3 2019 guidance and CNIL July 23 2019 guidance).

A few key takeaways are:

1.  The "cookie" guidance covers more than just cookies.  It covers any technology that stores or...

April 15, 2019

On March 7, 2019, the Dutch Data Protection Authority issued a statement that under the GDPR a website cannot require visitors to accept tracking cookies to use the website (see link).

The basis for the decision was that for consent to be a valid legal basis for the pro...

January 10, 2019

In November 2018 and yesterday, I blogged about how the UK ICO found The Washington Post's cookie consent options failed to satisfy the consent requirements under the GDPR.

In November 2018, the Austrian Data Protection Authority (DPA) examined a complaint concerning th...

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