European Data Protection Digest

Spain Implements EU Cookie Regulation

PRIVACY LAW—SPAIN

April 20, 2012

Spain has issued Royal Decree-Law 13/2012, fully implementing the EU ePrivacy Directive, reports Bird & Bird. Prior to the implementation, a service provider was required to inform users of placed cookies, but now they must gain opt-in consent. While the Royal Decree fully implements the EU Directive, it has imposed additional requirements for "affirmative action" to signal users' consent as recommended by the Article 29 Working Party.
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