European Data Protection Digest

ENISA Warns Users About Supercookies

ONLINE PRIVACY—EU

February 25, 2011

The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) has published a report outlining concerns about users' ability to control the information collected about them online, OUT-LAW News reports. The report discusses a new form of cookies--supercookies--that are capable of continuing to track users even after they've deleted their browsers' flash cookies and could breach EU privacy law. "In most cases, users cannot easily manage cookies. This is particularly true for a new type of cookies that are not controlled by browsers and require additional management tools," the report states, adding that national laws should be reviewed.
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