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law EU Court of Justice: Storing cookies requires active consent [PDF]

The Courtdecidesthat the consent which a website usermust giveto thestorage of and access to cookies on his or her equipmentis not validly constituted by way of a pre-checked checkbox which thatuser must deselect to refuse his or her consent.That decision is unaffected by whether or not the information stored or accessed on theuser’s equipment is personal data. EU law aims to protect the user from any interference with his or her private life, in particular, from the risk that hidden identifiers and [...] [more] 
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stats 1.2 Living online: what the internet is used for

Taking a closer look at what internet users in the EU do when they are online shows that the most common activities in 2016 were sending and receiving e-mails (86 % of people who had used the internet during the last 3 months), finding information (80 %), reading online news (70 %) and participating in social networks (63 %). [...] [more]
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law The Commission adopted on 12 July 2016 its decision on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

The Commission adopted on 12 July 2016 its decision on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. This new framework protects the fundamental rights of anyone in the EU whose personal data is transferred to the United States as well as bringing legal clarity for businesses relying on transatlantic data transfers. The new arrangement includes: strong data protection obligations on companies receiving personal data from the EU safeguards on U.S. government access to data; effective protection and redress for individu [...] [more]
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stats Study on monetising privacy. An economic model for pricing personal information — ENISA [PDF]

Do some individuals value their privacy enough to pay a mark-up to an online service provider who protects their information better? How is this related to personalisation of services? This study analyses the monetisation of privacy. The main goal of this report is to enable a better understanding of the interaction of personalisation, privacy concerns and competition between online service providers. [more]
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