Thursday, June 14, 2012

EU Cookie Law Rules: Only Strictly Necessary Cookies Allowed Without Opt-In: European Union "Article 29 Working Party" Issues Advisory Opinion


The Register in the UK via Out-Law.com writes that the Article 29 Working Party, a committee composed of one representative from the national data protection authority of each Member State of the EU, has issued a quasi-regulatory advisory opinion about consent exemptions to the the EU Privacy and Electronic Communications (e-Privacy) Directive.

"Strictly necessary" cookies like those required for online banking or online payment are exempted from the opt-in requirement, i.e. in cases where the service to which the cookies relate would not work without the cookies and where the cookies are "pivotal" to the transmission of communications.

However, not all questions about the "EU Cookie Law" are that clear.
Read the full article.


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