Detection of adblockers illegal according to European Commission

Apr

25

2016

According to European law, it is illegal websites without permission scripts run on users’ devices to determine if visitors make adblockers use. That set by the European Commission itself.

Privacy Paladin Alexander Hanff suspected adblockerdetectie was illegal and asked the European Commission for a ruling. He received a response in the form of a letter, which he partly on Twitter posted . Article 5.3 of the so-called ePrivacy Directive state that “the use of electronic communications for information on the equipment users to retrieve or store is allowed only if clear and complete information on this and any consent solicitation has occurred previously. The cookie law is one example.

Hanff so suspected AdBlocker detection scripts are also covered under store information from users and perform without notification and permission of this is not allowed. The European Commission has now confirmed this. The Commission has made ​​clear that the execution of server-side scripting is a form of information retrieval.

Hanff said with the support of the formal opinion of the European Commission of its intention to file charges against several EU Member States. He also wants to set up a website in the next week where a list is maintained by keeping all websites and publishers who do not follow these rules. Users will also have to supplement the information on the site. In this way he wants to facilitate the filing of the charges.

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