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German court rules in favour of user consent for cookies

Friday 29 May 2020 | 10:09 CET | News
The German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) has ruled that internet users have to give consent for cookies. The court ruled in a case brought by the German consumer association Vzbv against an online game platform. The defendant organised a gaming competition in September 2013 on its website. After entering the postcode, the user was asked to add their name and address. Below the fields for the address were two declarations of consent with checkboxes. The user had the option to give consent to receive advertising by post, text or telephone,by ticking a checkbox that was not

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Categories: General / Internet
Companies: Vzbv
Countries: Germany
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