The German Data Protection Conference (DSK) issued guidance on the Federal Act on the Regulation of Data Protection and Privacy in Telecommunications and Telemedia (‘TTDSG’), which went into effect on December 1, 2021.

Some key takeaways:

Scope:

  • If no personal data is processed, only TTDSG is applicable. If both personal and non-personal data is

Who refused the cookies in the cookie jar?

The Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) has sent new orders for cookie compliance to 30 additional companies, bringing the total to 90.

The sectors affected include: public institutions, higher education, clothing, transportation, retail and distance selling.

Some key issues:

  • automatic embedding of cookies before

While presenting this week at the DRI Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Virtual Seminar, I outlined many of the issues currently impacting data security around the world.

Here are some key points:

  • Cookies are a thing. They are getting enforced in the EU by the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés, Agencia Española de Protección

The development of alternative techniques to “third-party” cookies cannot be done at the expense of the right of individuals to protect their personal data and privacy, according to France’s Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL).

The commission has issued new guidance on what happens after third party cookies.

Data Protection Considerations:
  • The end

C is for ‘cookie,’ and that’s not good enough for me.

NOYB, the privacy organization based in Vienna, Austria, is moving on hundreds of companies who use unlawful cookie banners. They have sent over 500 draft complaints so far, hoping to end “cookie banner terror.”

Per NOYB, “users must be given a clear yes/no option.

“Now isn’t the time for quick fixes or unsustainable identity solutions – though many have emerged this past year (think: fingerprinting or “universal” IDs). Ultimately, these “workarounds” have an expiration date too, as they are equally as flawed as the third-party cookie they intend to replace. They won’t restore consumer trust, they’re not secure and

Do you believe in life after third party cookies?

A new venture sets to combine first party data and contextual data.

The combination between a contextually-focused exchange (media.net) and authenticated traffic (Liveramp) sets out to enable private marketplace buys that have been curated to include both a marketer’s own customers and the contexts they want

The French data protection authority (CNIL) recently issued detailed guidance on online cookies and trackers. The guidance includes four documents: Guidelines, Recommendations, FAQs, and a specific statement on audience measurement. Here are some highlights:

  • You can offer users a global consent to a set of purposes if you present, in advance, all the purposes pursued,

Data Protection Authorities in the German states of Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse, Hamburg and Brandenburg have launched a large scale inquiry against media websites to examine the use of tracking techniques and specifically whether the cookie banners they apply on their respective websites meet the requirements for a voluntary and informed consent of the