CJEU declares pre-checked boxes for cookie consent illegal: Planet49

In Planet49 [2019] EUECJ C-673/17 the CJEU was asked for a preliminary ruling by the German Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Court of Justice] about an aspect of the interpretation of EU data protection law. The request arose from proceedings between two consumer organisations and Planet49 GmbH, an online gaming company. The issue was the validity of the consent given by participants in a promotional Internet lottery organised by Planet49 to the transfer of their personal data to the company’s sponsors and partners, to the storage of information and to the access to information stored in the terminal equipment of those users. Continue reading