Importantly, the court also suggested that the ePrivacy Directive should be expanded to protect the user’s ‘private sphere’, which constitutes any information stored in a user’s terminal equipment. This is because using cookies is a form of processing personal data.
Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) uses a technology called decentralised identifiers (DIDs). These are similar to cookies in the sense that they sit on a user’s terminal equipment. However, they do not collect personal data, they simply provide a secure channel between the user and the company to share data through, at the consent of the user.
From a privacy perspective, using DIDs offers the user the same benefit in terms of customer experience as a cookie, without compromising their personal data.
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