Civil society group files GDPR complaints about “fake consent”

 The civil society group NOYB has filed three GDPR complaints with the CNIL, the French data protection authority. These complaints identify privacy violations from three companies (CDiscount, Allociné and Vanity Fair), for turning a rejection of cookies by users into a “fake consent”. Despite users rejecting” cookies, these webpages have sent digital signals to tracking companies claiming that users have agreed to being tracked online. These findings were made possible by the use of the open source extension “Cookie Glasses” developed by researchers of the French institute lnria.