On September 2, 2015, the French Data Protection Authority published the results of a sweep of 54 sites visited by children and teenagers. The sweep was conducted in May 2015 to assess whether websites that are directed toward, frequently used by or popular among children comply with French data protection law.
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On May 13, 2015, the Belgian Data Protection Authority published a recommendation addressing Facebook’s social plug-in practices. The Recommendation stems from the recent discussions between the Belgian Data Protection Authority and Facebook regarding its privacy policy and the tracking of Internet activities.
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On February 3, 2015, the Article 29 Working Party published a report on a sweep of 478 websites across eight EU Member States (Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain and the United Kingdom). The sweep was conducted to assess compliance with Article 5.3 of the e-Privacy Directive 2002/58/EC, as amended by 2009/136/EC.
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On September 18, 2014, the French Data Protection Authority announced plans to review 100 French websites on September 18-19, 2014. The CNIL’s review is being carried out as part of the European “cookies sweep day” initiative, an EU online compliance audit organized by the Article 29 Working Party to verify whether major EU websites are complying with EU cookie law requirements.
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