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Is GDPR recharging cookie notice popups?

Will soon all websites greet users with interrupting and blocking pop-ups requiring to read a consent form and click “I agree” – prior to allowing the actual using of a website? Will we all be expected click in tons ? Let’s look at the worst scenario , and how we may be arriving there.

European regulations mandate that most sites need to inform their users if user data is processed. In most commonly understood and practical terms this means that websites need to seek consent prior to setting browser cookies. This requirement is de facto universal in European Union and allows “doing something” about consent for data processing.

Source: Is GDPR recharging cookie notice popups?

How One Location-Based Data Firm Is Preparing for GDPR

Mobile location firms that collect latitude and longitude stats have been particularly scrutinized because the data is considered personal under GDPR, requiring that consumers consent to providing companies with their information—which could potentially creep consumers out if they know their location is being mined for advertising.

Los Angeles location firm Factual is aiming to mitigate GDPR’s risks by scraping all of its data collected on European citizens. It will then get to work rebuilding its database by asking for consumers’ “explicit consent.” The company’s contracts now also require that partners have obtained data explicitly.

Source: How One Location-Based Data Firm Is Preparing for GDPR – Adweek

DPO Confessional: Think globally, but direct market locally

Applying the consent basis to data processing has territorial implications. Unfortunately, the EU’€™s General Data Protection Regulation contains some ambiguity regarding the proper basis to choose for the purposes of direct marketing -€” the two leading options seem to be legitimate interest or consent. One must look not only to the law but also to custom and practice in each region of interest.

Source: DPO Confessional: Think globally, but direct market locally

Consumer groups file FTC complaint against YouTube for collecting kids’ personal data without parental consent

A coalition of 23 consumer groups filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission charging YouTube with violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by collecting personal data on children without parental consent. YouTube is owned by Google.

The complaint was co-filed Monday by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) and the Center for Digital Democracy.

Source: Consumer groups file FTC complaint against YouTube for collecting kids’ personal data without parental consent – Marketing Land

On the perils of ‘consent’ when it comes to collecting children’s data

Special events involving children are often highly sought after by children and their parents alike.

Especially those that involve going through an assessment process to be selected for something as prestigious as: national science fairs, debate contests, math competitions, coding conferences or programs taught at prestigious schools and universities.

Source: On the perils of ‘consent’ when it comes to collecting children’s data

Zuckerberg Hits Users with the Hard Truth: You Agreed to This

After another privacy bombshell, Facebook tells horrified users, “it’s explained right there in the app.”

In its current iteration, Facebook’s Messenger application requests that those who download it give it permission to access incoming and outgoing call and text logs.

Source: Zuckerberg Hits Users with the Hard Truth: You Agreed to This | Vanity Fair

Forecasting Consent Threat Level in Europe

Consent for online data collection is a squirrelly topic in Europe right now. Leaving aside for the moment whether or not consent ‘aught’ to be required, and if so, how sensitive the data and its use might need to be to warrant this abrasive step, companies are trying to understand the baseline requirements so they can plan and build around them.

Unfortunately, not only are the rules a bit unclear, but close observers also expect the rules to change substantially over the next two years.

Source: Forecasting Consent Threat Level in Europe – The Lucid Privacy Group

IAB Europe releases GDPR Transparency and Consent Framework

IAB Europe today released the draft technical specifications for its GDPR Transparency & Consent Framework (“Framework”) for public comment.

First announced in November 2017, the Framework is a cross-industry effort to help publishers, technology vendors, agencies and advertisers meet the transparency and user choice requirements (including consent where necessary) of the GDPR before the regulation comes into effect on May 25 this year. The Framework is a non-commercial, open source initiative. The final version is scheduled for release mid-April, after continued consultation with publishers, advertisers, and other important industry participants.

Source: IAB Europe releases GDPR Transparency & Consent Framework for public comment – Digital Advertising Consent

CIPL Issues White Paper on GDPR Implementation in Respect of Children’s Data and Consent

Centre for Information Policy Leadership (“CIPL”) at Hunton & Williams LLP issued a white paper on GDPR Implementation in Respect of Children’s Data and Consent (the “White Paper”).

The White Paper sets forth guidance and recommendations concerning the application of GDPR requirements to the processing of children’s personal data.

Source: CIPL Issues White Paper on GDPR Implementation in Respect of Children’s Data and Consent

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