The latest in legal news and commentary on Internet cookies, which are small pieces of information in text format that are downloaded to your computer when you visit many Web sites.
Marketers have an insatiable interest to know more about their customers, and the “cookies” they plant in those customers’ computers reveal much of what they need to know. View Full Post
On August 10, 2012, a federal district court in California denied Hulu’s motion to dismiss the remaining claim in a putative class action suit alleging that the online streaming video provider transmitted users’ personal information to third parties in violation of the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”). View Full Post
With data breaches and the new cookies rules never far from the press or industry agendas, and with a new European framework on the horizon, the past year has been a busy one for the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). View Full Post
During its meeting in early June, the Article 29 Working Party (the “Working Party”) issued an Opinion on cookies that analyses the exemptions to the requirement for informed consent, and sets how the revised e-Privacy Directive impacts cookie usage. Article 5.3 of the amended ePrivacy Directive 2009/136/EC provides that cookies are exempt from the need to obtain informed consent when a cookie is View Full Post
On June 7, 2012, the Article 29 Working Party (the “Working Party”) adopted an Opinion analyzing the exemptions to the prior opt-in consent requirement for cookies. Although the Opinion focuses on cookies, the Working Party also notes that the same analysis applies to any technology allowing information to be stored or accessed on a user’s computer or mobile device. View Full Post