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    European Data Protection Authorities adopt opinion on cookie consent exemption

    The Article 29 Working Party announced (pdf) that it has adopted “Opinion 04/2012 on Cookie Consent Exemption” (Working Party pdf; archive pdf). The Working Party said, “The opinion explains how the revised e-Privacy Directive impacts on the usage of cookies and similar technologies. More specifically, in its opinion the European Data Protection Authorities have analysed the exemptions to the requirement of informed consent in this context. The opinion discusses cookies that under certain conditions can be placed without the requirement of informed consent. It furthermore gives guidelines for deciding whether a cookie is exempt from the principle of informed consent.”

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