EU grapples with Internet regulations

A European Union law passed last year requires online firms to obtain consent from users before installing cookies, but it’s not clear what exactly is meant by the law’s opt-in provision. The law stipulates that a Web browser set to accept cookies constitutes consent — but the EU’s 27 member countries could interpret it differently. “In the end, what matters is harmonized rules across Europe,” said John Vassallo, Microsoft’s legal counsel in Brussels.  Wall Street Journal, The


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