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28th Sep 2020

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EU court: storing cookies needs 'active consent'

The European Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday that website operators must get an "active consent" from users before storing their cookies. The case related to German Planet49, a game company, using a pre-ticked checkbox to participate in a promotional lottery as proof of consent. A pre-ticked checkbox is insufficient. Users must be informed of the duration of information storage and whether third parties gets access, the judges found.

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Analysis

China's carbon pledge at UN sends 'clear message' to US

China's pledge to become carbon neutral before 2060 is "good news" for Europe, but it sends a clear message to Washington ahead of the US election - in which climate change has become a significant aspect for voters.

Opinion

Why no EU progress on Black Lives Matter?

Months after Black Lives Matter erupted, for many EU decision-makers the problems of racism in policing and criminal legal systems - the issues that sparked the George Floyd protests - are still 'over there', across the Atlantic.

EU migration pact to deter asylum

The EU commission's newest pact on migration and asylum seeks to deter people from claiming asylum by speeding up procedures and sending most of them back home.

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