Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

A. Dabrowski, G. Merzdovnik, J. Ullrich, G. Sendera, E. Weippl:
"Measuring Cookies and Web Privacy in a Post-GDPR World";
Talk: 2019 International Conference on Passive and Active Network Measurement (PAM), Puerto Varas, Chile; 2019-03-27 - 2019-03-29; in: "Passive and Active Measurement", Springer, Cham, (2019), 258 - 270.

English abstract:
In response, the European Union has adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a legislative framework for data protection empowering individuals to control their data. Since its adoption on May 25th, 2018, its real-world implications are still not fully understood. An often mentioned aspect is Internet browser cookies, used for authentication and session management but also for user tracking and advertisement targeting.In this paper, we assess the impact of the GDPR on browser cookies in the wild in a threefold way. First, we investigate whether there are differences in cookie setting when accessing Internet services from different jurisdictions. Therefore, we collected cookies from the Alexa Top 100,000 web-sites and compared their cookie behavior from different vantage points.Second, we assess whether cookie setting behavior has changed over time by comparing today´s results with a data set from 2016. Finally, we dis-cuss challenges caused by these new cookie setting policies for Internet measurement studies and propose ways to overcome them

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