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Browser Fingerprinting, Is, In Short, Subject to GDPR and ePrivacy Directive

     
1:35 pm on Jun 22, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Browser fingerprinting is often used to covertly monitor and identify the profile of a user with, primarily, the purpose of avoiding overt cookie acknowledgement.
The process of using browser fingerprinting means that the identifiers, and ultimately, the data controller, is subject to both GDPR and the ePrivacy Directive.
From a user point of view, they would most likely be unable to actually know that this data is being captured, and therefore, be unable to ask for the data.
Many of those using the techniques of browser fingerprinting might not want to reveal their activity.
My question about this is, can browser fingerprinting ever be brought into line with the requirements of overt cookie acknowledgement, and will it?

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4:20 pm on June 22, 2018 (gmt 0)

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It cannot, thus it will not..and the first site that is doing it that gets caught doing so , ( a not completely impossible task, as usually the sites doing so do so in concert with other sites of the same ownership, thinking the big travel price comparison type sites or insurance comparison sites, some of whom use this, to decide what prices they'll show you when you are "shopping around" ), that site or group of sites will get hung out to dry, "pour encourager les autres".
10:34 am on June 23, 2018 (gmt 0)

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When browser makers create fingerprint free versions, this will become a moot question.

As it is tech knowledgeable users already muddy the waters considerably. It would be more helpful is OS and hardware makers also learned how to be "stealthy".*

*And then what would the NSA do?
 

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