Online Privacy News and Views

GDPR Compliance Means Cookie Notices Must Change

By: Richard Beaumont | Thursday, November 3, 2016 | Tagged: Cookie Compliance, Cookie Consent, GDPR | Leave Comment

I Agree
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.

Safe Harbour and Cookie Compliance

By: Richard Beaumont | Friday, October 16, 2015 | Tagged: Cookie Compliance, Safe Harbour | Leave Comment

EU-US Safe Harbour
As almost everybody with an interest in privacy will know by now, the European Court of Justice has recently declared the EU-US Safe Harbour mechanism invalid. Right now there is a huge uncertainty about what it means for business, and there is a lot of coverage both in the privacy world and mainstream media about the issue. However, nobody has given much thought to the impact on cookie compliance – until now.

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.

Cookie Compliance is Good for Business

By: Richard Beaumont | Friday, September 27, 2013 | Tagged: Cookie Compliance | Leave Comment

A new UK consumer attitudes survey from Truste shows clearly the importance of cookie law compliance, debunking the myth that nobody cares and that everybody would prefer to see the cookie law killed off.

When Cookies Attack, or Why Compliance Requires Continued Vigilance

By: Richard Beaumont | Thursday, August 2, 2012 | Tagged: Cookie Compliance | Leave Comment

If you want your business to be transparent about your use of cookie technology, and ensure that what you say you are doing is actually what you are doing, it is really important to pay attention to the detail of what is going on in your website.

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