Our latest EU cookie consent tracking table has just been published here.
Latest regional developments:
Our latest table reveals:
* ‘Implied consent’ is currently a valid solution for cookie compliance in nearly three-quarters of EEA Member States.
* Since our last update, cookie consent implementations have been introduced in Norway and Poland.
* Ongoing cookie regulatory developments in Denmark, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Spain.
Other notable developments
Aside from the regional developments shown in our table, other notable developments include:
* Growing recognition that cookie consent is every bit as relevant in mobile platforms as in desktop platforms – see, for example, the Working Party’s latest opinion on mobile apps (here).
* Major online players like Facebook and Google are adopting notice and choice solutions, likely driving wider industry compliance efforts (see here).
* Increasing co-operation between global DPAs on online privacy compliance issues (see here).
All in all, online privacy compliance continues to attract ever greater attention, both within data protection circles and from the wider regulatory environment. As this issue continue to run and run, the picture emerging is that implied consent is the clear compliance front-runner – both from a regulatory and also from a market-adoption perspective.