Monthly Archives:March 2019

ECJ case to settle what should be common sense on cookie consent

This week ECJ Advocate General Maciej Szpunar issued his Opinion on the Planet 49 Case – a case dealing with issues which should have been sufficiently clear not to bother the Court in the first place. Namely, it is about (a) pre-checked boxes as means to collect consent for placing cookies and (b) if, under the ePrivacy Directive, the same…

What’s (not) new about EDPB’s Statement on political campaigns

On 14 March 2019 the EDPB issued a Statement on the use of personal data in the course of political campaigns, following its 8th plenary session. This was supposed to be an important position document in light of the upcoming EU Parliament elections in May, however it left us with even more questions and not one solution. Just a short…