Online Privacy News and Views
Do Not Track Gets Thumbs Down from EU
Efforts to create a standard for Do Not Track (DNT) browser requests have been going on for many years now, but just as the technical issues look like coming to an end, the real questions about its effectiveness for privacy are as unresolved as ever. Now, the Article 29 Working Party seem to be saying that form their point of view, it has been a massive waste of time.
Microsoft Cloud Receives EU Approval
Microsoft has become the first and only cloud platform provider to gain acknowledgement from the EU data protection authorities, that its contracts meet the EU’s requirements for protection of personal data.
Important New Cookies Guidance Released
The Article 29 Working Party has today issued new guidance on the requirements for websites to be compliant with the cookie law. The body has been looking at the various cookie consent solutions that have been used, so this new guidance is really focussed on the practical aspects of compliance.