New Dutch cookie law requires prior consent from internet users

'C is for cookie' by Andrew MagillLast week (on 21 June 2011), Dutch Parliament passed a bill which transposes the amendments to the ePrivacy Directive. Pursuant to the new “cookie law”, incorporated in the Dutch Telecommunications Act (article 11.7a under 1), website operators will be required to obtain prior consent from users¬†before they can store or gain access to cookies on the user’s computer (opt-in). Furthermore, the use of cookies for behavioral advertising is presumed to be a processing of personal data within the meaning of the Dutch …read more