Companies have been challenged with respect to their cookie policies and their implementation due to the entry into force of the GDPR earlier than the proposed ePrivacy Regulation

 Given the delay in the adoption of an EU-wide regulation on e-privacy, national data protection authorities have taken the initiative in publishing guidelines on cookies requirements. The publication of guidelines by the German data protection authorities, followed by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) (in early July 2019), prompted the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) to update its own recommendations on the use of cookies on 18 July 2019, and these have now been supplemented by draft recommendations on practical steps.

Read more about the CNIL recommendations in our recent client alert.