The French Data Protection Authority Releases A Recommendation On Cookies
|Author:||Ms Laure Marolleau|
As part of its action plan on targeted advertisement, the French Data Protection Authority (Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés or "CNIL") is proposing a consultation on a draft recommendation on practical procedures for collecting user consent for the use of online trackers1.
Adaptation to applicable law
The recommendation is not intended to be prescriptive. Its main purpose is to provide practical examples for the implementation of the regulations. Some of these examples are addressed below.
Informed consent: The purpose(s) of the trackers must be presented to the Internet user before he/she is given the opportunity to consent or not to consent to their use.
The Internet user must be able to find out the identity of all those responsible for the processing operation(s) before being able to give consent or to refuse to give consent.
Free consent: Consent can only be valid if the Internet user is able to exercise his/her choice freely, under the conditions described in the guidelines.
In practice, a request for consent could take the form of boxes that...
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