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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?

Brussels court: Facebook must play by the Belgian privacy and cookie rules

In a judgement of Feb. 16, the Court of First Instance of Brussels has convicted Facebook for non-compliance with the Belgian privacy and cookie rules. The Court ordered Facebook to cease its current cookie use practices under forfeiture of an incremental penalty of 250.000 EUR per calendar day of non-compliance (with a maximum of 100 million EUR).

This is the provisional culmination of an intense legal battle between the Belgian Privacy Commission and Facebook, which started end of 2014 and which will likely continue before the Court of Appeal in the coming years.

Source: Brussels court: Facebook must play by the Belgian privacy and cookie rules

The GDPR Handbook for Concerned Marketers

Vacations are over, everybody’s realizing May 25th 2018 is closer, so we should get this GDPR show back on track. This time, we have a little help from our friends at ePrivacy. Why did we do that? Because we are getting into complex matters, so we thought GDPR professionals should weigh in.

Source: The GDPR Handbook for Concerned Marketers: Opt-in, Cookies and Art. 6(1)(f)

Safari in Arms Race Against Trackers – Criteo Feels the Heat

Criteo is an ad company. You may not have heard of them, but they do retargeting, the type of ads that pursue users across the web, beseeching them to purchase a product they once viewed or have already bought. To identify users across websites, Criteo relies on cross-site tracking using cookies and other methods to follow users as they browse.

Source: Safari in Arms Race Against Trackers – Criteo Feels the Heat

EU Parliament ‘cookie’ restrictions worry online media

The European Parliament and groups representing newspapers and magazines are at odds over how new privacy rules will affect the media, especially restrictions on website cookies – but one MEP thinks it could spark new business models.

Source: EU Parliament ‘cookie’ restrictions worry online media

Never Mind GDPR, Here Comes Apple’s Intelligent Tracking Protection

Apple’s soon-to-be released iOS 11 is generating some fairly significant anxiety in ad tech circles due to how Apple’s Safari browser will treat cookies.

The feature, called intelligent tracking prevention (ITP), will bolster Apple’s efforts to block tech companies from capturing browsing data across sites for ad targeting. The feature ensures that cookies are generally only available for a 24-hour window after the user has visited a site.

Source: Never Mind GDPR, Here Comes Apple’s Intelligent Tracking Protection | AdExchanger

Retailers’ web tracking can expose ‘real world identity’ of bitcoin users

Consumers who elect to pay for goods and services online using the cryptocurrency ‘bitcoin’ can have their identities exposed when online retailers use cookies or device fingerprinting technologies, according to a new study.

Source: Retailers’ web tracking can expose ‘real world identity’ of bitcoin users, US study finds

When the cookie meets the blockchain

Cryptocurrencies are portrayed as a more anonymous and less traceable method of payment than credit cards. So if you shop online and pay with Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency, how much privacy do you have? In a new paper, we show just how little.

Source: When the cookie meets the blockchain

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