UK to kill "irritating" cookie pop-ups in Brexit data plan

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UK to ditch "irritating" cookie pop-ups thanks to Brexit

The UK set out a plan to roll back data protection obligations and cookie consent boxes in an attempt to boost business and research.

A planned Data Reform Bill will cut “burdens on businesses to deliver around £1 billion ($1.23 billion) in cost savings” over ten years, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said in a statement summarizing the legislation Thursday.

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DStvNothingOn

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wow no more cookie pop ups.
economic damage, possible break up of the union, worker shortage and out of control inflation.
But at least no cookie pop ups and blue passports so worth it
 

Nereus77

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Ah yes, give all those UK businesses your data. You won't need it.
GDPR for what?
 

Fulcrum29

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This is the only good thing to come out of Brexit.

Not entirely. I am sure that it came to being due to this development,


IAB Europe fined €250,000 after Transparency and Consent Framework ruled unlawful​

IAB Europe has been fined €250,000 (£208,300) by the Belgian Data Protection Authority after its Transparency and Consent Framework, which is the mechanism used by 80 per cent of the European internet to seek consent for tracking personal data for online advertising targeting, was ruled non-compliant with the GDPR. The decision was taken by 28 EU data protection authorities, led by the Belgian Data Protection Authority, as the leading supervisory authority in the GDPR’s one-stop-mechanism. The decision is immediately binding and enforceable across the European Union.

The regulators found that IAB Europe commits multiple violations of the GDPR in its processing of personal data in the context of the TCF and the real-time bidding system OpenRTB. The ruling said it fails to ensure personal data are kept secure and confidential. It fails to properly request consent, and relies on a lawful basis (legitimate interest) that is not permissible because of the severe risk posed by online advertising tracking. And that it fails to provide transparency about what will happen to people’s data.

It also found that IAB Europe had failed to honour its data protection obligations to maintain records of data processing; to conduct a data protection impact assessment; and to appoint a Data Protection Officer. The Belgian Data Protection Authority described IAB Europe as “negligent”.

In addition to the fine, IAB Europe has been ordered to delete all TC (Transparency Consent) Strings and other personal data already processed in the TCF from all its IT systems. In its report on the verdict, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties stated that this decision would also apply to the more than 1,000 companies that pay IAB Europe to use the TCF, including Google’s, Amazon’s and Microsoft’s online advertising businesses.

The regulators have given IAB Europe two months to submit an action plan to achieve compliance to the Belgian Data Protection Authority, and six months to implement it.

More in-depth article,


The UK is reactive.
 

wingnut771

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Why are there cookie pop-ups these days? I don't remember it being like this.
 

Nereus77

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I worked for a UK company for a while and they had to do so much to pass GDPR regulations, including displaying pop-ups on their website to explain what cookies were being used for what.
And seeing some leader with messy hair walk in and pass a law that basically nullifies that massive effort just makes me facepalm so hard.
Its small crap like that that just sets the UK back like that a decade and its such a tiny thing with massive consequences.
 

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I'm not a fan of BOJO, but the implementation of gdpr has been haphazard at best on browsers.
 
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