French report on targetted advertising

It is always nice to hear from former students who have done well, to me it is one of the great perks of academia. Elisabeth Quillatre and Jean-Baptiste Thomas run a site on French Cyberlaw, and they have translated a report by the French data protection authority with regards to targetted online advertising. This makes for an interesting read because the French authorities seem to be clued-in to the potential adverse implications of the intrusiveness of online advertising. The report recommends the adoption of a code of conduct by advertisers, as well as hinting that an opt-in approach should be taken.

The English version of the report can be found here.

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