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EU Regulators To Issue Cookie Recommendations

ONLINE PRIVACY—EU

June 11, 2012

The Wall Street Journal reports on recommendations from European Union member states' privacy agencies on how to apply European data privacy rules governing cookies. The guidelines are expected to be released as early as this week and differentiate between innocuous cookies and those that should require user consent to be deployed, including those that are used to track users' Web browsing for targeted advertising. "There's absolutely no ambiguity that you need consent for those kinds of cookies," said a spokesperson from French data protection authority the CNIL. But a spokeswoman from IAB France said, "Right now, they have one position and we have another." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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