October 4, 2019
On October 1, 2019, the Court of Justice for the European Union (“CJEU”) issued an important opinion regarding the scope of consent in the context of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). Specifically, the Court determined that a company cannot validly obtain a user’s consent to install cookies on his/her computer device through means of pre-checked boxes. Instead, the Court ruled that for a user’s consent to be valid under the GDPR, consent must be both active and unambiguous.
Why don’t pre-checked boxes constitute valid GDPR consent? [Read More]