Cookies and other tracking technologies are regulated under the 2002 EU e-Privacy Directive (ePD), which complements the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into force in May 2018. However, since the ePD does not provide a definition of consent, the definition in the GDPR applies.
Our latest Digital Economy benchmark looks at whether ten EU member states have updated their rules on cookies or whether national authorities have altered their guidance, following the entry into force of the GDPR.
Our research finds that authorities in most of the surveyed countries have updated their guidance on cookies but in divergent ways, including in regard to issues such as cookie walls and the need to obtain consent for analytics.
Of our surveyed countries, only France and the Netherlands have updated the rules on cookies in their national law, following the entry into force of the GDPR.
21 October 19
Interested in EU countries’ views following the implementation of the GDPR?
Ahead of the 2020 review of the GDPR, Cullen International has published a report summarising EU member states’ experience implementing the Regulation.
11 October 19
New benchmark on the EECC transposition status
This new benchmark tracks the EU member states' progress in transposing the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) into national law.
09 October 19
Only half of the countries in the Middle East and North Africa have set specific broadband targets
Cullen International’s latest Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Telecoms Country Profiles provide in-depth coverage of the telecoms policies, regulatory frameworks and markets in 13 countries in the region.