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Cybersecurity Agency Releases Cookie Paper

BEHAVIORAL TARGETING—EU

February 18, 2011

ENISA, the EU's cybersecurity agency, has published a paper on the privacy and security concerns of new types of online cookies. ENISA says, "both the user browser and the origin server must assist informed consent and that users should be able to easily manage their cookies," according to a press release. The agency urges such privacy protections for users as informed consent, easy-to-use-and-understand cookie management, prohibition or limitation of cookie storage outside browsers' control and alternative service channels for users who do not accept cookies. ENISA's executive director said of the new generation of cookies, "Much work is needed...to safeguard the privacy and security aspects of consumers and business alike."
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