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Cookie Banners, What's the Purpose? Analyzing Cookie Banner Text Through a Legal Lens [article]

Cristiana Santos, Arianna Rossi, Lorena Sánchez Chamorro, Kerstin Bongard-Blanchy, Ruba Abu-Salma
2021 arXiv   pre-print
We focused on analyzing the purposes of cookie banners and how these purposes were expressed (e.g., any misleading or vague language, any use of jargon).  ...  In particular, 61% of banners violated the purpose specificity requirement by mentioning vague purposes, including "user experience enhancement".  ...  FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION We present the findings of analyzing the text of 407 cookie banners. We also discuss the compliance of these banners with the six legal requirements we extracted.  ... 
arXiv:2110.02597v1 fatcat:mwp5tz4awjgrhl3sgwppmqdeqa

GDPR Handbook

FUDGE-5G Partners
2021 Zenodo  
It also includes the best practices on processing personal data providing a practical approach to comply with data privacy regulations aligned to the requirements of the GDPR.  ...  The present document covers the underlying issues related to the GDPR Handbook, in the scope of the FUDGE-5G project, and provides practical guidelines for members of the project to manage personal data  ...  Cookie compliance Cookies are small text files that websites place on devices being used for browsing.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5666727 fatcat:7kqgjgd6qffvpf3jq7es4n7d5m

Cookies Implementation Analysis and the Impact on User Privacy Regarding GDPR and CCPA Regulations

Ognjen Pantelic, Kristina Jovic, Stefan Krstovic
2022 Sustainability  
Comparing the approaches of working with cookies contributes users' insight into their specifications in order to correctly draw conclusions about the implementation of cookies.  ...  The last part of the paper will deal with the impact of cookies on user privacy, with reference to two important regulations related to the protection of user privacy (GDPR and CCPA).  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su14095015 fatcat:5pyfknznrvc3fhlfyb6thaap7y


Jasna Čošabić
Purpose of their processing shall be analysed as well, with reflection to some important cases and examples.  ...  now, and that will affect their way of doing business, after the GDPR became operative on 25 May 2018.  ...  Use of personal data by digital media One of the first questions which comes out when speaking of compliance with GDPR of any controller, including digital media, is what is the purpose of the personal  ... 
doi:10.7251/blcmes1801112c fatcat:ziss7pbuanddbjjtah3xlry3na

Online tracking: questioning the power of informed consent

N. van Eijk, N. Helberger, L. Kool, A. van der Plas, B. van der Sloot
2012 Info  
impact on behavioral advertising practices via the storing and reading of cookies.  ...  Originality/value -The approach of the paper is original in that it combines legal analysis with two surveys: one among behavioral advertisers and one among online users.  ...  Another key question that needs more attention is the question of who is responsible for third party cookies, and their compliance with general and sector specific data protection law.  ... 
doi:10.1108/14636691211256304 fatcat:j5e2dndno5gevb57tes2mru5me

Privacy Screening of Online Game Platforms: A Case Study of "Gamecell"

Leyla Keser Berber, Ayça Atabey
2020 Annales de la Faculté de Droit d'Istanbul  
From widespread engagement with the Internet through ever changing technologies, children and parents are now faced with a plethora of risks for which they need protection.  ...  Online games and the usage of the Internet are now ubiquitous in the lives of children.  ...  Privacy Screening for Gamecell This Section examines Gamecell's compliance with the core principles under the GDPR and KVKK for the purposes of accountability.  ... 
doi:10.26650/annales.2020.69.0007 fatcat:lr5c4vltajbe5dven4jejgompa

Are cookie banners indeed compliant with the law? Deciphering EU legal requirements on consent and technical means to verify compliance of cookie banners [article]

Cristiana Santos, Nataliia Bielova, Célestin Matte
2020 arXiv   pre-print
In this work, we analyze the legal requirements on how cookie banners are supposed to be implemented to be fully compliant with the e-Privacy Directive and the General Data Protection Regulation.  ...  Our contribution resides in the definition of seventeen operational and fine-grained requirements on cookie banner design that are legally compliant, and moreover, we define whether and when the verification  ...  Greek DPA, 2020 Belgian DPA, 2020 Irish DPA, 2020 Recent audits on websites Recurrent audits on websites are aimed at information-gathering assessment of the state of cookie (and related technologies  ... 
arXiv:1912.07144v2 fatcat:4nkrmy3wrrbhpibatedfzixmee

Towards improving existing online social networks' privacy policies

Alexandra K. Michota, Sokratis K. Katsikas
2018 International Journal of Information Privacy Security and Integrity  
This paper is a revised and expanded version of a paper entitled 'Compliance of the Facebook data use policy with the principles of ISO  ...  standard, and to propose improvements based on the findings of the assessment.  ...  Table 1 1 Compliance of the Facebook data use policy to the ISO 29100:2011 principles ISO 29100:2011 privacy principles Consent and choice Purpose legitimacy and specification Collection limitation  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijipsi.2018.092062 fatcat:u24vlwe52zhotkqehja7eyc2em

CSI-COP Framework for Engaging Citizen Scientists

O. Stepankova, H. Shah, D. Özdemir, R.L. Pierce, Y. Gialelis, M. Hinsenkamp, D Rigler, U. Celentano, M. Zhitomirsky-Geffet, J. Vallverdú, K. Lantavou, M. Evram (+1 others)
2020 Zenodo  
The expertise gained will provide an impetus to join the CSI-COP project collaborating with researchers investigating compliance of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on websites and in apps.  ...  citizen science engagement in the CSI-COP project for the purposes of investigating the extent of online tracking.  ...  SO2: Engagement in CSI-COP The purpose of the second specific objective is to recruit a diverse community of citizen scientists regardless of background to investigate GDPR compliance in cookies and apps  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4066514 fatcat:gq6kpkhlcrdxpfj26ewzyc767a

Principle of Privacy by Design and Privacy by Default [chapter]

Daniela Ježová
2020 Regional Law Review  
This principle is linked to article 24 GDPR where controller responsibility is laid out and refers to the implementation of all data protection principles and the compliance with the whole of the GDPR.  ...  The principles of data minimization and purpose limitation relate to the concept.  ... 
doi:10.18485/iup_rlr.2020.ch10 fatcat:evvplb5lcbbgjoc7mazluzbtki

Online Behavioural Advertising and the Protection of Children's Personal Data on the Internet

Agata Jaroszek
2014 Wroclaw Review of Law, Administration and Economics  
have been labelled with based on the cookie ID number.  ...  On the other hand, Article 5(3) allows cookies to be exempted from the requirement of informed consent if they satisfy one of the following criteria: criterion A: the cookie is used "for the sole purpose  ... 
doi:10.1515/wrlae-2015-0015 fatcat:e44whnrhvfeelo23dtsy4dvyuy

GDPR Myopia: how a well-intended regulation ended up favouring large online platforms - the case of ad tech

Damien Geradin, Theano Karanikioti, Dimitrios Katsifis
2020 European Competition Journal  
The purpose of this paper is not to call for the weakening of the GDPR, whose positive impact on users cannot be ignored.  ...  While from a policy standpoint regulators should thus maintain or even increase the level of protection offered by this legislation, it is vital that they take steps to mitigate its adverse effects on  ...  Acknowledgements The authors advise a variety of ad tech vendors and publishers, including on matters adverse to Google. The views expressed in this paper are the authors' only.  ... 
doi:10.1080/17441056.2020.1848059 fatcat:m6omgqcqyjcnndkh2m5qipi3jm

Enforced Standards Versus Evolution by General Acceptance: A Comparative Study of E-Commerce Privacy Disclosure and Practice in the United States and the United Kingdom

2005 Journal of Accounting Research  
We present data on privacy practices in e-commerce under the European Union's formal regulatory regime prevailing in the United Kingdom and compare it with the data from a previous study of U.S. practices  ...  Discussions with John Dickhaut, Paul Healy, and Joel Reidenberg on our earlier work led to the present study and are gratefully acknowledged.  ...  The IC has the statutory power to monitor compliance with the DPA and can serve enforcement notices that direct a registered person to take specific steps to comply with the act.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1475-679x.2004.00163.x fatcat:65mre5pkenbcnfpu4qcrowyczy

In-Depth Technical and Legal Analysis of Tracking on Health Related Websites with ERNIE Extension

Vera Wesselkamp, Imane Fouad, Cristiana Santos, Yanis Boussad, Nataliia Bielova, Arnaud Legout
2021 Proceedings of the 20th Workshop on Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society  
The views, opinions and positions expressed in this article are those of the author and are not endorsed by its institution.  ...  The work has been carried out by Nataliia Bielova while she was at Inria until August 2021.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We would like to thank our colleague Damian Clifford for his valuable input on Section 4.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3463676.3485603 fatcat:kovm7rlxfvdwddsp3znxkigyj4

Profiling the mobile customer – Is industry self-regulation adequate to protect consumer privacy when behavioural advertisers target mobile phones? – Part II

Nancy J. King, Pernille Wegener Jessen
2010 Computer Law and Security Review  
This type of profiling relies on automated processes that mine databases containing personally-identifying or anonymous consumer data, and it raises a host of significant concerns about privacy and data  ...  It also discusses the current limitations of using technology to protect consumers from privacy abuses related to profiling.  ...  principles for the specific context of behavioural advertising.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.clsr.2010.09.007 fatcat:wt4i7j6pibdxhphpjwbmh4ljva
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