European Data Protection Digest

CNIL Issues Cookie Guidance, Calls for Debate on “Surveillance Society”

ONLINE PRIVACY—FRANCE

December 19, 2013

The CNIL has released FAQs, along with technical tools, “providing guidance on how to obtain consent for the use of cookies and similar technologies in compliance with EU and French data protection requirements, Hunton & Williams’ Privacy and Information Security Law Blog reports. “The CNIL’s guidance indicates that this obligation applies to website publishers, operating system and application publishers, advertising networks, social networks and website analytics solutions providers,” and “only certain cookies are exempt from the consent requirement under French data protection law,” the report states. Meanwhile, the CNIL’s Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin is calling for a national debate on the “surveillance society.”
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