Our Curious Amalgam Podcast

Can I Avoid Targeted Ads? The EU Rules on Pay or OK

March 18, 2024

London partner Matthew Hall co-hosted the March 18 episode of the ABA’s Our Curious Amalgam podcast: “Can I Avoid Targeted Ads? The EU Rules on Pay or OK.”

Many companies already use or are introducing “pay or OK” models for targeted ads on the Internet. What legal issues does this raise in the EU? Frithjof Michaelsen, Digital Policy Officer at UFC-Que Choisir, the French Federation of Consumer Associations, joins Matthew Reynolds and Matthew Hall to discuss Meta’s introduction of pay or OK, otherwise known as pay or consent, on its Facebook and Instagram platforms in the EU, the relevant law and the implications of this for the wider adtech ecosystem. Listen to this episode to learn more about the application of EU consumer and data protection rules and the EU Digital Markets Act to this model.

Our Curious Amalgam explores topics in antitrust, competition, consumer protection, data protection, and privacy law around the world with leading experts in those areas. It is an amalgam because it is a group of diverse topics all in one place. It is curious because it gets the experts and asks them in-depth questions.

This episode is also available on Apple Podcasts.