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Austria: “Cookie Walls / Paywalls” hybrids are permissible?

In a recent case, the Austrian Data Protection Authority (ADPA) decided for the first time on the permissibility of a consent for the use of cookies, as well as the concept of freely given consent under the GDPR.

The case involves the cookie consent on the website of an Austrian newspaper. In this decision, the ADPA has seen a hybrid cookie wall / paywall solution as permissible, but has failed to address several important issues potentially arising in such cases

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