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.
05 December 19
WRC-19 wrap-up: 14.75 GHz in spectrum bands above 24 GHz identified for 5G on a global basis
Cullen International published a comprehensive Flash report summarising the main findings of WRC-19 for 5G services.
02 December 19
[INFOGRAPHIC] EU consumer protection rules for online and electronic communications services
This new Cullen cheat sheet shows how the main horizontal and sector-specific consumer protection rules apply to online and electronic communications services.
19 November 19
New Audiovisual Media Service Directive transposition - 9 of the 14 countries covered are preparing draft laws
Cullen International just published two new benchmarks that track the progress in the transposition of the AVMS directive across 14 European countries.