A Study on Invasion of Privacy and Right to be forgotten by Internet Cookie Technology

인터넷 쿠키로 인한 프라이버시 침해와 잊혀질 권리에 관한 연구

  • Received : 2015.09.24
  • Accepted : 2015.11.11
  • Published : 2016.04.30


Internet cookie technology is designed for solving unreliable problem of HTTP's inherent property and notifying user's previous activity to web site's server, so it is useful to provide suitable service for individual user. However, the cookie techniques are becoming more sophisticated such as the third cookie and super cookie. And its included information is applied for advertisement and target marketing strategy, so the problem occurs that user's personal information is collected excessively. However, our law does not recognize the internet cookie as personal information so user cannot know where own internet cookie is stored and applicable. Therefore, in this paper, we explain the internet cookie technology, the privacy invasion and right to be forgotten for solving problem due to the internet cookie. And we analysis the relationship between the information of internet cookie and personal information, and then present the improvement requirement on the law and technology to use internet cookie securely and conveniently.


Internet cookie technology;Personal information security;Privacy;Right to be forgotten


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