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Legal requirements for tracking and consent dialogs under the GDPR and ePrivacy directive

Legal requirements for tracking and consent dialogs under the GDPR and ePrivacy directive

Tracking and consent dialogs have become ubiquitous with seemingly every website and app pleading users to agree to their personal data being processed and their behaviour being tracked, often with the help of tens or even hundreds of third-party companies. But the bar for legally performing tracking in the EU is high. In this post, I detail both the legal requirements for tracking and collecting consent in general and present a comprehensive list of criteria for a legally compliant consent dialog.

Worrying confessions: A look at data safety labels on Android

Worrying confessions: A look at data safety labels on Android

I analyzed the new data safety section on the Google Play Store for datarequests.org and found popular apps admitting to collecting and sharing highly sensitive data for advertising and tracking. More than one quarter of apps transmitted tracking data not declared in their data safety label.

Supervisory data protection authorities

The supervisory data protection authorities are independent bodies whose task it is to make sure that data protection laws are followed. If you believe a company infringes on your rights, you can submit a complaint with them at no cost. In this post, I explain the data protection authorities and help you find to correct one to contact if you want to lodge a complaint.

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