Cookies are often a nuisance for consumers – and, accordingly, cookie banners often affect companies' reputations. It doesn't have to be that way. Some companies, consumer protection associations and data protection organizations have joined forces to make cookie banners better.
The framework for this is the European Good Practice Initiative for Cookie Banner Consent Management - a multi-stakeholder process involving companies, consumer organizations, digital rights organizations, academics and government agencies. The initiative is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection.
Over the course of 2022, stakeholders have been working on guidelines for consumer-friendly cookie banner design.
On January 26, 2023 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. (CET) the virtual final conference of the European Good Practice Initiative for Cookie Banner Consent Management will take place.
At the conference, we will present the results and discuss them with stakeholders from business, civil society, data protection supervision and politics.
Dr. Christiane Rohleder, State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection, will give an opening statement. Marcel Ritter (Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG, General Counsel), Ursula Pachl (BEUC, Deputy Director), Rebekka Weiß (bitkom, Head of Trust and Security), Meike Kamp (Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information) and Prof. Dr. Gerald Spindler (Faculty of Law, University of Göttingen) will participate in the event. The agenda can be found here.
We look forward to welcoming you at the conference! The conference will be conducted in English. Please register here by 19 January 2023.
More information about the project can be found here. Please click here for the announcement of the conference on the website of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection.