Yesterday, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted a report on the work undertaken by the Cookies Banner Task Force. The Task Force was established in September 2021 to coordinate the response to complaints filed by NOYB concerning cookie banners while promoting cooperation, information sharing and best practices between the Data Protection Authorities (DPAs).
The report reflects the DPAs’ common denominator in their interpretation of the provisions of both the GDPR and the e-Privacy Directive (EPD) regarding the placement/reading of cookies and their subsequent processing of data collected.
FEDMA welcomes this type of initiatives to support a consistent application and interpretation of the EU privacy and protection framework, especially on a topic which is often brought up as an example of the ongoing fragmented regulatory landscape.
Specifically, the EDPB confirmed that the national law transposing the EPD covers the issues dealing with the placement/reading of cookies, while the GDPR applies to the subsequent activities undertaken by the data controller.
Among its main conclusions, the task force members:
You can read the full report here.
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