ACM threatens public broadcaster penalty because of violating cookie rules – update




The Authority Consumer & Market places the NPO a penalty of 25,000 euros per week; public broadcaster must, within one month put an end to violations of the cookie rules. The NPO is not properly inform visitors about the placement of cookies.

ACM has found that the NPO rules surrounding the use of cookies by Article 11.7a of the Telecommunications Act violates. The foundation would not be sufficient to inform readers and do not ask properly for permission. The NPO should show improvement within four weeks, then it must be a fine of 25,000 euros per week to pay a maximum of 125,000 euros.

The market authority says to wait until the NPO adjusts its websites in order to comply with the rules for months but the broadcaster foundation would have this purpose is not adequately done despite repeated requests. The order follows the conclusion of the Data Protection Authority in early July that the NPO cookie Rules.

ACM has worked closely with CBP but both regulators focus on other aspects of the offense: ACM is about informing and whether or not to obtain consent when placing cookies and CBP is about the processing of personal data via the cookies are collected. CBP has no coercive deployed to stop the violation of the NPO to an end.

Update, 12:25: The NPO is known to tighten its cookie policy. “The changes relate to better inform the public about what cookies NPO uses on his website . NPO also applies to the agreements on the use of anonymous cookies with third parties. Changes are for August 15 2014 implemented. ”

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