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Internet users must actively consent to cookies - ECJ

Wednesday 2 October 2019 | 08:58 CET | News
Internet users must actively choose to allow companies to install cookies used to track online browsing behaviour, according to a new ruling from the European Court of Justice cited by Reuters. The judgment was handed down after the German Federation of Consumer Organisations challenged online lottery company Planet49, which had a pre-ticked checkbox to allow the placing of cookies. In 2017, a German court subsequently requested the ECJ's guidance on the scope of consent under the bloc's data protection rules. 

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