The French Council of State considers legal, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), decision to engage in a consultation to define the new practical modalities of expression of consent in the matter of targeted advertising, and to grant a period of adaptation to the stakeholders.
Pending the finalization of the new ePrivacy Regulation, there have recently been several material changes in the local regulations applying to cookies and tracking devices. The ePrivacy Directive requires consent types of cookies and tracking devices, and several national data protection authorities (including in France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK) have started to change their guidance on cookies to take into account the changes brought by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on what constitutes valid consent.
In addition, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) announced, on 1 October 2019, its decision in the Planet49 case on the very issue of consent for cookies. An analysis of this decision may be found on our blog, Security & Privacy // Bytes. Continue Reading