09/08/2021

NOYB

NOYB files 422 GDPR complaints over illegal cookie banner practices

Following on from the 560 complaints to major businesses about the unlawful deployment of cookie banners under the EU General Data Protection Regulation back in May, privacy group NOYB has filed 422 complaints with ten data protection authorities today. The action is part of its ongoing project to scan, warn and enforce the GDPR on up to 10.000 websites in Europe. NOYB said, "42% of all violations were remedied within 30 days. However, 82% of all companies have not fully stopped violating the GDPR."   In related news, Techradar publishes new research from eyeo and Opera, which revealed 83 percent of users would consider switching to a different browser if it offered improved privacy protection. 

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