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posted by chromas on Thursday October 03 2019, @12:31AM   Printer-friendly
from the continuous-enthusiastic-affirmative-consent dept.

Arthur T Knackerbracket has found the following story:

Websites may not present visitors with a pre-checked box that signals consent to the storage of HTTP cookies on their devices, according to a ruling [PDF] handed down on Tuesday by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

The decision follows from the German Federation of Consumer Organizations' challenge of German company Planet49's use of a pre-ticked checkbox to obtain permission to place cookies on the devices of players of its online lottery game.

[...]In March, Advocate General Maciej Szpunar, who advises the court, said Planet49 failed to obtain valid consent when it presented online lottery players with a pre-selected checkbox.

"[R]equiring a user to positively untick a box and therefore become active if he does not consent to the installation of cookies does not satisfy the criterion of active consent," Szpunar said in his opinion.

"In such a situation, it is virtually impossible to determine objectively whether or not a user has given his consent on the basis of a freely given and informed decision. By contrast, requiring a user to tick a box makes such an assertion far more probable."

[...]The court also makes clear that websites must disclose how long cookies will persist and whether or not third parties will be able [to access] those cookies. This will require existing websites serving European visitors to make code changes to display those cookie parameters.

The cookie consent crackdown comes as third-party cookies are increasingly being blocked by default. Between Apple's Intelligent Tracking Protection in Safari's WebKit engine and Mozilla's Enhanced Tracking Protection in Firefox, regulations like GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act, and ad blockers, internet users may actually secure a bit of privacy amid the global surveillance panopticon – unless Google manages to undermine hard-won protections through its suite of Privacy Sandbox proposals.


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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by PartTimeZombie on Thursday October 03 2019, @01:06AM (8 children)

    by PartTimeZombie (4827) Subscriber Badge on Thursday October 03 2019, @01:06AM (#902117)

    I came across a sire recently that wouldn't even let me view the content if I didn't log in. Weird.

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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by c0lo on Thursday October 03 2019, @01:27AM (6 children)

    by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Thursday October 03 2019, @01:27AM (#902128) Journal

    Getting across sires is always hard.
    Approaching weird royalty longitudinally is so much easier. (grin)

    (I know, I know. There will come a time when I'll actually stop making fun of your broken keyboard... but I couldn't resist this one. Apologies)

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    • (Score: 4, Funny) by PartTimeZombie on Thursday October 03 2019, @02:24AM (5 children)

      by PartTimeZombie (4827) Subscriber Badge on Thursday October 03 2019, @02:24AM (#902133)

      Crikey! I hadn't even seen that.

      It is this cheap Microsoft wireless keyboard, it seriously keeps skipping ky presses and sometimes keys get stuck like thissssssssssss.

      I should have spent more and got a gooder one. See? It even messes up my grammer.

      • (Score: 4, Funny) by Arik on Thursday October 03 2019, @04:40AM (4 children)

        by Arik (4543) on Thursday October 03 2019, @04:40AM (#902164) Journal
        A computer is only as good as the weakest component.

        Which is quite often the keyboard. The only more common problem area is the user.
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        • (Score: 3, Funny) by Webweasel on Thursday October 03 2019, @08:58AM (3 children)

          by Webweasel (567) Subscriber Badge on Thursday October 03 2019, @08:58AM (#902206) Homepage Journal

          This is why I have an original Das Keyboard from around 2008. It's reliable and you can beat a man to death with it. Win win.

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          • (Score: 2) by Arik on Thursday October 03 2019, @09:43AM (2 children)

            by Arik (4543) on Thursday October 03 2019, @09:43AM (#902213) Journal
            I had a pro s circa 2012.

            Took me about 4 years to destroy it.

            Booze and women. The one-two punch from Hell.

            I'm currently shopping for a motherboard with ECC support and PS2 support /and/ support for a currently available processor. Got any recommendations?
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            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 03 2019, @03:47PM (1 child)

              by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 03 2019, @03:47PM (#902319)

              The newest motherboards that support the new Ryzen chips all have ECC, so just find one of those with a PS/2 port.

              • (Score: 2) by Arik on Friday October 04 2019, @04:16AM

                by Arik (4543) on Friday October 04 2019, @04:16AM (#902545) Journal
                "The newest motherboards that support the new Ryzen chips all have ECC"

                But new Ryzen chips do not.

                Yeah, I went down this line of thought before. There are gamer motherboards with ps/2 and ecc support but no CPUs compatible with the motherboard support ECC.

                Apparently, however, USB actually supports n-key rollover, even if most USB keyboards do not. So I might give up the PS/2 port and just be very careful which keyboard I choose.

                Then pay through the nose for a Coffee Lake.
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  • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Thursday October 03 2019, @08:25AM

    by FatPhil (863) <reversethis-{if.fdsa} {ta} {tnelyos-cp}> on Thursday October 03 2019, @08:25AM (#902198) Homepage
    As a European, much of the internet simply rejects me wholesale. They are unwilling, or so incompetent they are unable, to turn off their tracking, and so to avoid GDPR-related issues they simply pretend that they don't exist when an European user is looking. Even logging in wouldn't fix the problem in their sand-filled eyes.
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