Online Privacy News and Views

Future of EU Cookie Compliance Webinar: GDPR & the E-Privacy Regulation

By: WordPressAdministrator | Friday, January 13, 2017 | Tagged: cookies, ePrivacy Regulation, GDPR

GDPR and now the proposed E-Privacy Regulation mean a stricter regime for cookie compliance, web governance and use of online tracking technologies. Join privacy experts from Hogan Lovells, OneTrust & Blackrock to learn more about the future of EU Cookie Compliance and how it impacts your organisation in our Webinar on 19th January.

Draft EU ePrivacy Regulation Leaked

By: WordPressAdministrator | Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | Tagged: Cookie Law, ePrivacy, ePrivacy Regulation

A draft of the proposed legislation to replace the outdated EU ePrivacy Directive was leaked on the (PDF) website this week. The proposal is for a much stricter regime, requiring prior consent for cookies and any kind of online tracking techniques. Fines for failure to comply may reach as high as 4% of a company’s global revenues.

GDPR Compliance Means Cookie Notices Must Change

By: WordPressAdministrator | Thursday, November 3, 2016 | Tagged: Cookie Compliance, Cookie Consent, GDPR

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Are you one of those people that ticked the cookie law box ages ago and not thought about it since? Well the game has changed and now is the time to re-visit your position. The ePrivacy Directive which gave us the cookie law is currently undergoing a revision, but the real issue now is the EU GDPR.

Optanon Acquired by OneTrust

By: WordPressAdministrator | Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | Tagged: GDPR, OneTrust, Optanon

We are pleased to announce that Optanon, along with parent company Governor Technology, has been acquired by OneTrust.

Calls for Cookie Law to be Strengthened

By: WordPressAdministrator | Tuesday, August 16, 2016 | Tagged: Cookie Law, Cookie Law Review

Preliminary results of a consultation on the EU ePrivacy Directive, which includes the rules on consent for cookies, show that citizens, civil society groups and data protection authorities all want to see a strengthening of rights and rules in online privacy. Industry however is hoping for a different outcome.

New Audit and Consent Features Released

New features have been released to support a model for path based consent within a domain. Read on to find out more.

Brexit and the Cookie Law

By: WordPressAdministrator | Monday, June 27, 2016 | Tagged: Brexit, UK Cookie Law

As the world now knows, the UK has voted to leave the EU, but this doesn’t mean the end of cookie consent for UK websites. Find out why.

The GDPR, Cookie Consent and Customer-Centric Privacy

The EU GDPR heralds a big change for online services and explicitly brings the use of cookies and similar technologies under its remit. The European Commission has now launched a public consultation for a revision of the ePrivacy Directive from which the EU cookie laws are derived to make sure these two instruments are harmonised for maximum consistency in the areas where they overlap. In this article I provide an overview of what the GDPR may mean for cookie consent as we have come to know it, and the opportunities this presents for forward thinking businesses to embrace a customer first online experience with respect to privacy.

Towards a Web Privacy Benchmark

We have been providing cookie audits for customers for several years now, and we often get asked by clients how their website compares to others. Is it time to start thinking about a web privacy benchmark?

Facebook Cookies Browser Settings and the CNIL

France’s Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, has sent Facebook a formal notice that it is in breach of a number of provisions of French data protection law, and is facing significant fines if it does not make changes to its practice within three months. The ruling has a significant impact on the interpretation of cookie law provisions for browser settings.

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