European Data Protection Digest

Expert Examines Intra-EU Difference in Cookie Guidance

PRIVACY LAW—EU

October 24, 2013

An Out-Law.com feature shares advice from Pinsent Masons’ Marc Dautlich on the Article 29 Working Party’s recent guidance on cookies. The guidance “highlights a continuing lack of harmonisation on definitions central to European data protection laws, which are interpreted differently across different EU countries,” the report states. Dautlich notes such differences as varied interpretations of fundamental terms. The way those differences are “enforced by the national data protection authorities remains a key issue for the success, or otherwise, of the EU Data Protection Regulation, one of the key aims of which is better harmonisation across Europe,” the report states.
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