The best summary of the final point reached today is the famous privacy activist Max Schrems: “A whole industry of consultants and designers develop crazy click labyrinths to ensure imaginary consent rates. Frustrating people into clicking ‘okay’ is a clear violation of the GDPR’s principles. Under the law, companies must facilitate users to express their choice and design systems fairly. Companies openly admit that only 3% of all users actually want to accept cookies, but more than 90% can be nudged into clicking the ‘agree’ button”
Current Issues In Cookie Compliance
As can be seen in the image above, the control of cookies is made “difficult” with great effort.
Although, the section on cookies in EU legislation is quite clear: “…Users should have the opportunity to refuse to have a cookie or similar device stored on their terminal equipment. …The methods for giving information, offering a right to refuse or requesting consent should be made as user-friendly as possible.”
When we evaluate it fundamentally, we can say that the use of the legislation is wanted to be disabled with “design” and move away from the essence of the regulation.
In particular, the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) publishes very detailed guides in order to put an end to this practice, and by giving large fines to large institutions such as Amazon and Google, it intimidates everyone in the industry.
With the intense complaints (It is aimed to make 10,000+ complaints within the campaign.) made by the privacy activist group NOYB (None of Your Business) in addition to CNIL, it is aimed to bring the industry into compliance. Our wish is that all institutions comply with the legislation in a short time and privacy-based designs become widespread.