European Data Protection Digest

CNIL Releases Cookie Guidance

PRIVACY LAW—FRANCE

November 4, 2011

The French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) has released guidance through its website addressing the EU Directive 2009/136/EC and the use of cookies by online companies. In this Daily Dashboard exclusive, Bird & Bird Associate Gabriel Voisin explores the key elements of the recently released guidance, including how the term "cookie" will be interpreted, which types of cookies do not require prior consent, ways to obtain user consent, the CNIL's position on advertising industry initiatives and the risks of not complying with the new rules. Editor's Note: Visit the IAPP Knowledge Center for a comprehensive look at the status of EU member states' implementation of the ePrivacy Directive.
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