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February 27, 2019 - Privacy + Data Security, European Union

The Cookie Wall Must Go Up. Or Not?

Court Allows Microsoft to Challenge Secrecy of User Data Requests

One of the next big items in Europe will be the expansion of “ePrivacy,” (which, among other things, regulates the use of cookies on websites). While the ePrivacy reform is still being worked on by EU lawmakers, one of the items the ePrivacy Regulation is expected to update is the use of “cookie walls.” Recently, the Austrian and UK data protection authorities (DPAs) issued enforcement actions involving the use of cookie walls, albeit with different findings and conclusions.

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