The Italian privacy authority published the draft guidelines on using cookies and other tracking tools, opening a public consultation on the subject.
The Italian draft guidelines on cookies of the Italian privacy authority
In particular, the requirement to allow the activation and deactivation of cookies in a granular manner and with equal ease has a significant technical and operational impact on companies. In fact, many websites allow all cookies to be enabled in straightforward ways, while deactivating them is much more complex.
My view on the guidelines and on what could be improved
The draft guidelines on cookies adopted by the Garante are therefore a further important piece that is added to the framework of the provisions on the protection of personal data aimed at “encouraging and making effective control over personal information being processed and, ultimately, the ability of the individual to self-determine.”
On a similar topic, you may be interested in the article “The inconsistency of privacy rules on cookies requires a new approach to compliance“.
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