Telecompaper reports on websites based in The Netherlands placing “unsolicited cookies” on site visitors’ computers. The sites are “violating privacy laws that stipulate cookies may be placed only after receiving visitor permission,” the report states, referencing a study by two entrepreneurs. “Almost one-third of Dutch sites place cookies onto PCs and smartphones during a first visit and without permission,” the report states. Mondaq, meanwhile, reports on a recent case, Vidal-Hall and others v Google Inc., as potentially having "important ramifications for individual Internet users and businesses who send targeted advertisements to those users."
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