Online Privacy News and Views
Future of EU Cookie Compliance Webinar: GDPR & the E-Privacy Regulation
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
A draft of the proposed legislation to replace the outdated EU ePrivacy Directive was leaked on the Politico.eu (PDF) website this week.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
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
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
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
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
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.