Online Privacy News and Views

The Cookie Law is not about the Cookies

By: Richard Beaumont | Monday, October 5, 2015 | Tagged: Consent, Cookie Compliance, Facebook, Lotame, Optanon | Leave Comment

When you use cookies on a website, you are very often collecting data about people. Most of the time you can argue that the consequences of this are minor, and most or the time that is mostly true. Sometimes however this exposes those individuals to risks. If those people happen to be some of the more vulnerable members of society, those risks can be significant. If you allow that data to get into the hands of other organisations with no control over what can happen to it, those risks are greater still. And if you are an organisation that is supposed to be helping those people, but seem to be either unaware of these risks, or ignoring them, then this becomes a serious failure in duty of care.

Tracking Cookies To Require Explicit Consent?

By: Richard Beaumont | Monday, October 15, 2012 | Tagged: Consent, Cookie Law, Do Not Track | Leave Comment

The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) – an EU advisory body made up of the different national data protection regulators, has published an important new opinion this week on the definition of personal data – which could just reaslise the worst fears of the online advertising world.

Introducing Multi Touch Consent

By: Richard Beaumont | Monday, March 19, 2012 | Tagged: Consent | Leave Comment

We have been talking a lot with people over the last few weeks about different ways in which they can make changes to their site to encourage visitors to allow the use of cookies.

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