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Cookie consent pop ups foul the web and now fall foul of the law

IAB Europe’s consent pop ups are unlawful

These findings are the result of proceedings initiated by complainants at the Belgian Data Protection Authority, coordinated by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties. The group of complainants includes: Dr Johnny Ryan of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, Katarzyna Szymielewicz of the Panoptykon Foundation (Poland), Stichting Bits of Freedom (the Netherlands), Ligue des Droits Humains (Belgium), Dr Jef Ausloos, and Dr Pierre Dewitte. The Belgian procedure follows complaints about the insecurity of the online advertising “Real-Time Bidding” (RTB) system that Dr Ryan initiated in 2018.