Online Privacy News and Views

Draft EU ePrivacy Regulation Leaked

By: Richard Beaumont | 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A draft of the proposed legislation to replace the outdated EU ePrivacy Directive was leaked on the Politico.eu (PDF) website this week.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.

Privacy: Consumers Care but Regulators Don’t?

By: Richard Beaumont | Thursday, April 25, 2013 | Tagged: ePrivacy, ICO

This week the ICO released new data about the complaints it has received about the use of cookies on websites. Between January and March this year just 87 complaints were made via their website. This compares to over 78,000 complaints about ‘unwanted marketing communications’ – although that could be anything from spam texts to direct mail. The chart below summarises the number of cookie complaints they have had to date.

Are We in a Privacy Arms Race?

By: Richard Beaumont | Tuesday, February 12, 2013 | Tagged: ePrivacy

I delivered a presentation entitled ‘Rising to the Privacy Challenge’ at the DMA UK Data Protection half-day conference last Friday (videos hopefully available soon). During my research, I uncovered a whole series of surveys clearly indicating that consumers are more concerned than ever about their online privacy.

International Aspects of ePrivacy Seminar

By: Richard Beaumont | Monday, October 15, 2012 | Tagged: ePrivacy

We are delighted to announce that we will be sponsoring a seminar being held by the ICC UK to mark the launch of the second edition of their guide to cookies.

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