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Report: 90% of Visitors to EU domains grant GDPR Consent

A recent report published by consent management platform Quantcast Choice has revealed that, for European Union (EU) domains an average consent rate over 90 percent is being experienced. Around 81 percent of all users said yes to everything. The remaining 8 percent said yes to some things.

Source: Quantcast Report: 90% of Visitors to EU domains grant GDPR Consent – Compliance Junction

Under GDPR, publishers are adopting consent management platforms

More publishers are feeling under pressure to adopt a consent-management platform to be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation. In the U.K., 31 percent of publishers had a CMP, an increase of 12 percent from July to August. Among U.S. publishers, 27 percent had a CMP in August, up 13 percent from the month before.

Source: Under GDPR, publishers are adopting CMPs for fear of losing out on ad revenue – Digiday

CNIL goes after smaller firms on GDPR compliance

Google and Facebook may have bullseyes on their backs in Europe, but it’s two mid-sized French startups that received the first warning shots from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – and that shouldn’t be surprising.

Source: Forget The Duopoly (For Now). It’s The Little Guys Taking Heat On GDPR | AdExchanger

Consent management platforms are purchased less often than other privacy tools

With the massive new requirements for user consent in the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) and the new California privacy law, you’d think the recently emerged consent management platforms would have landed in every sizable company’s toolbox. However, according to TrustArc and the IAPP, that may be because consent management has too many ‘cooks in the kitchen.’

Source: New report: Consent management platforms are purchased less often than other privacy tools – MarTech Today

Browser setting rules could be dropped from new ePrivacy Regulation

Plans to force web browser providers to ask users to set their privacy preferences could be scrapped, according to ePrivacy Regulation proposals under consideration by EU law makers as they have raised a lot of concerns. Such requirement would create burden for browsers and apps, the competition aspect, the link to fines for non-compliance but also the impact on end-users and the ability of this provision to address e.g. the issue of consent fatigue.

Source: Browser setting rules could be dropped from new e-Privacy Regulation

French website publisher fined for violation of the cookie requirements

The French Council of State affirmed the EUR 25,000 fine imposed by the CNIL on Editions Croque Futur (challenges.fr) for non-compliance with French data protection law, and in particular cookie requirements.

This decision is particularly interesting in that it clarifies that browser settings are not always a valid means of consent to cookies, while many cookies policies out there still refer to such browser settings as the only way to control cookies.

Source: FRANCE: Website publisher fined for violation of the cookie requirements

How Facebook and Google push users into sharing personal data

Facebook and Google steer us into sharing vast amounts of information about ourselves, through cunning design, privacy invasive defaults, and “take it or leave it”-choices, according to an analysis of the companies’ privacy updates. The Norwegian Consumer Councils just published analysis demonstrates that companies appear to have little intention of giving users actual choices.

The Norwegian Consumer Councils just published analysis demonstrates that companies appear to have little intention of giving users actual choices.

Source: New analysis shows how Facebook and Google push users into sharing personal data : Forbrukerrådet

noyb.eu filed complaints against Google, Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook

One the first day of GDPR noyb.eu has filed four complaints against Google (Android), Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram over “forced consent”.

Very similar complaints were field with four authorities, to enable European coordination. In addition to the four authorities at the residence of the users, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner will probably get involved in the cases too, as the headquarter of the relevant companies is in Ireland in three cases.

Source: noyb.eu – My Privacy is none of your Business

Most GDPR emails unnecessary and some illegal

Many firms have the required consent already; others don’t have consent to send a request. However, vast majority of emails flooding inboxes across Europe from companies asking for consent to keep recipients on their mailing list are unnecessary and some may be illegal, privacy experts have said.

Source: Most GDPR emails unnecessary and some illegal, say experts | Technology | The Guardian

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