The European Data Protection Board has published new guidelines (14 November 2023) on the scope of Article 5(3) of the e-Privacy Directive – i.e., the so-called ‘cookie rule’.  

These guidelines apply a maximalist interpretation to the cookie rule, meaning that a wide variety of technologies other than traditional cookies are, in the opinion of the

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On 31 December 2021, the restricted committee of the French Data Protection Supervisory Authority (“CNIL”) (i) fined Facebook Ireland 60 million euros and Google a total of 150 million euros (i.e., 90 million euros for Google LLC and 60 million euros for Google Ireland Limited) for failing to allow the users of facebook.com, google.fr and
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