The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) recently released a Draft Report in response to noyb’s 700+ cookie banner complaints, which received an overwhelming amount of support from the European Data Protection Authorities (DPAs). This report is set to implement minimum requirements for cookie banners and could drastically improve digital privacy.
Since September 2021, the EDPB has had a taskforce devoted solely to cookie banner enforcement after noyb filed 500 compliant violations. The Draft Report outlines the lowest consensus among the DPAs and provides a common baseline to assess consent cookie banners. It even goes beyond many of the national guidelines that already exist. However, not all issues are resolved and some areas require further debate before the final version of the EDPB report is adopted.
In March 2021, noyb acted swiftly upon identifying illicit cookie banners and put in motions more than 700 complaints across Europe, resulting in 56% of the originating websites changing their banners accordingly to be more user-friendly. Evidently, noyb’s efforts have made a noteworthy impact on bettering internet privacy – an issue of increasing importance in this day and age.