EU Tells Cos. How To Use Cookies Without Riling Regulator

Law360, New York (October 16, 2013, 8:17 PM EDT) -- The European Union's data protection regulators on Monday offered multinational companies guidance on how to obtain valid consent before placing cookies on users' devices, warning that a lack of visible notice and a failure to give consumers a meaningful choice could land companies in hot water.

In a working document adopted Oct. 2 and released Monday, the Article 29 Working Party — which is composed of the data protection authorities of each member state as well as the European Commission — provided companies with advice on...
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