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Europe Data Protection Digest | CNIL: 20 Websites Not Complying with Cookie Laws Related reading: Op-ed: Why CPO job roles should not require a law degree



French Data Protection Authority the CNIL has told 20 websites they are failing to comply with EU cookie laws, The Register reports. The CNIL “this week put the websites on notice for not giving users enough information about how their activity is being tracked,” the report states, noting EU law requires websites to get “explicit informed consent before placing cookies on browsers,” and citing the CNIL’s 2013 guidelines information companies on how to comply with the law. “However, several spot-checks last year revealed that although some of the sites have a banner informing users that cookies will be placed on their computer, none of them waited for consent before doing so,” the report states.
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