On 16 February 2018 Facebook was convicted on the merits by the Court of First Instance of Brussels to comply with the Belgian privacy and cookie rules. This article elaborates on the history of the case and goes deeper into the content and implications of the decision on the merits.
What impact does the GDPR have upon cookie consent requirements under the e-Privacy Directive? And is it possible to get consent for cookies under the e-Privacy Directive but then rely on legitimate interests as the lawful ground for processing under GDPR. This blog explores the uncomfortable relationship between the GDPR and e-privacy rules.