Dutch Data Protection Authority chips away at ‘cookie walls,’ declaring they violate GDPR

"“There’s been a lot of confusion in [the] industry, and ambiguity in regulatory interpretation, concerning the adapting of online content distribution and ads to GDPR,” said Omer Tene, VP and chief knowledge officer with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). “In this case, the Dutch DPA expressed a restrictive reading. In other cases, other DPAs applied the legislative language more liberally. We will inevitably face a period of uncertainty, which is anathema for businesses, until the dust settles and we know how websites can set cookies to monetize their services.”"