Can consent be considered “freely given” if the alternative is to pay 10, 20 or 100 times the market price of your data to keep it to yourself?

That is what noyb.eu is asking in new complaints against seven major German and Austrian news websites.

It’s important to note that a somewhat similar test requiring

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.