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… in the EU to either continue using cookies (with consent) or begin requesting consent for using the device fingerprinting. Obviously, neither of these options will be liked by website owners. The specific way that this is to be implemented with vary from country to country in the EU. What, if any, impact this will have on US browsers is not known. THE FCC or other agencies may use this move to inspire a similar policy. You can read the full opinion HERE. …
Device fingerprinting is the latest target in the EU’s effort to protect user privacy online. The pan-European Article 29 Working Group has adopted an opinion calling for consent requirements for device fingerprinting in line with requirements when cookies are used. “This Opinion expands upon the earlier Opinion 04/2012 on Cookie Consent Exemption and indicates to third-part ...