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Apple, Amazon others form coalition to fight EU's "Cookie Law"

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 07 Jul 2016 9:41 User comments (1)

Apple, Amazon others form coalition to fight EU's "Cookie Law" Apple, Amazon, Facebook and other tech companies have formed a coalition to fight the EU's "Cookie Law," asking for more refined laws and a better balance between data collection and privacy.
"We believe that simplifying and streamlining regulation will benefit consumers by ensuring they are provided with a simple, consistent, and meaningful set of rules designed to protect their personal data," said the group. "At the same time, it will encourage innovation across the digital value chain and drive new growth and social opportunities. This is critical at a time when digital companies are striving to launch new innovative services and working to build a 5G Europe."

The group includes some heavy hitters including Apple, Amazon, BT, Blackberry, Dropbox, eBay, Facebook, Fastnet, Foursquare, Google, Huawei, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Netflix, Orange, Paypal, T-Mobile, TalkTalk, Telefonica, Three, and Vodafone.


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111.7.2016 18:17

This is one of the most unprofessional and terribly written articles ever. Sub-par reporting!

How about elaborating on the "cookie law" as most don't know what the Hell it is and yet Afterdawn writes the article as if everyone does indeed know all about it.

Now I have to go somewhere else to read about it.


Now if I'm reading this correctly, the "cookie law" simply states that websites have to give the websurfer a heads-up that cookies are being used.

If the major companies are fighting this to allow the SLAMMING of said cookies, then they can all rot in Hades because cookies are an abomination! Always were, always will be...despite their "marketing intentions".

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 11 Jul 2016 @ 6:23

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