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Europe’s top court says active consent is needed for tracking cookies

Europe’s top court says active consent is needed for tracking cookies Europe’s top court has ruled that pre-checked consent boxes for dropping cookies are not legally valid. Consent must be obtained prior to storing or accessing non-essential cookies, such as tracking cookies for targeted advertising. Consent cannot be implied or assumed. It’s […]

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Europe’s top court rules that ‘right to be forgotten’ only applies in Europe

Europe’s top court rules that ‘right to be forgotten’ only applies in Europe The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that Google doesn’t have to de-reference results related to the so-called right to be forgotten at a global scale. Europe’s top court also reminds Google and other search engines […]

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Europe’s top court sharpens guidance for sites using leaky social plug-ins

Europe’s top court sharpens guidance for sites using leaky social plug-ins Europe’s top court has made a ruling that could affect scores of websites that embed the Facebook ‘Like’ button and receive visitors from the region. The ruling by the Court of Justice of the EU states such sites are jointly responsible […]

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Advisor to Europe’s top court favors regional limit to ‘right to be forgotten’

Advisor to Europe’s top court favors regional limit to ‘right to be forgotten’ Google will be cheered by the view of an influential advisor to Europe’s top court vis-a-vis the territorial scope of the so-called ‘Right to be Forgotten’. Since a 2014 Court of Justice decision, search engines operating in Europe have […]

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Uber suffers further setback from Europe’s top court

Uber suffers further setback from Europe’s top court This isn’t really surprising if you’ve been following Uber’s legal woes. But the Court of Justice of the European Union has confirmed to Uber France that Uber is operating a transportation company. Member countries can prohibit or punish Uber in their own countries without […]

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Blow to Uber in Europe as top court rules it’s a transport service

Blow to Uber in Europe as top court rules it’s a transport service  Europe’s top court has provided the final verdict on a multi-years legal challenge brought by EU taxi associations to Uber’s claim that it’s just a technology platform — with the CJEU today ruling it’s a transport service. Read More […]

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Google files to appeal $2.73BN EU antitrust fine

Google files to appeal .73BN EU antitrust fine  Google has filed a legal appeal against a record-breaking fine handed down by the European Commission this summer for anti-competitive behavior relating to the operation of its product search comparison service, currently called Google Shopping. Read More Source: techCrunch

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EU states’ data retention laws still violating privacy rights, report warns

EU states’ data retention laws still violating privacy rights, report warns  A new report surveying the current status of EU legislation pertaining to the retention of communications data across the region has found that many of the 28 Member States are not adhering to what privacy rights advocacy organization Privacy International describes as […]

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