On July 10, 2021, the Italian data protection authority also known as the ‘Garante’ announced its finalized guidelines on cookies and other similar tracking technologies (the Guidelines). The finalized Guidelines come seven months after the Garante released its draft version for public consultation and has provided a six-month deadline for organizations to comply. Read this blog post to get up to speed on the guidelines.   

Overview of the guidelines

In light of the GDPR, the Guidelines aim to illustrate the legislation applicable to the storing of information, or the gaining of access to information already stored, in the terminal equipment of users, as well as to specify the lawful means to provide the cookie policy and collect online consent of data subjectsIn addition, due to recent technological developments and regulatory updates, the Guidelines note that the Garante’s previous guidance on Simplified Arrangements to Provide Information and Obtain Consent Regarding Cookies, while maintaining its relevance, needed to be integrated with specific reference 

Below are highlights from the finalized guidelines.  

Next steps to comply with the Garante’s finalized guidelines on cookies

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