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Legal controversy over cookieboard usage: USA data transfer is currently allowed

Legal controversy over cookieboard usage: USA data transfer is currently allowed


RheinMain State University of Applied Sciences is permitted to use the Cookiebot service on its website. It was decided by the executive court in Cassell for legitimate reasons. In December 2021, the Vice-Chancellor of the Exchequer issued a temporary injunction restraining the University from using the service. Data transfer to the United States is illegal. The university has complained against this – initially successful. But the argument continues.

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How it started: RheinMain University of Applied Sciences uses the cookiebot service provided by the Danish provider Cybot on its website to obtain approval for setting cookies. An Internet visitor who regularly searches for the university’s online literature has complained about this and demanded that the cookieboot service not be integrated into the Internet.

This service sends its IP address to a US-based cloud provider. The user considered the export of this data to the United States to be illegal, as the United States does not provide data protection comparable to EU standards.

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