Online Privacy News and Views

Italian Cookie Guidelines Released

By: Richard Beaumont | Wednesday, June 4, 2014 | Tagged: Cookie Guidance, Garante, Italy DPA

Italy’s DPA, the Garante, has released new guidance on complying with Italy’s cookie law. With a requirement for layered notice and user controls.

Online Advertiser in Dutch Cookie Law Breach

By: Richard Beaumont | Friday, May 23, 2014 | Tagged: Cookie Law

YD is an online advertising network headquartered in the Netherlands, but also serving customers in Germany, France and Spain. The CBP, the Dutch Data Protection Authority has ruled that they are in violation of the cookie law in the Netherlands by using cookies for behavioural advertising, without users consent.

More Consumers Turn Against Online Tracking

By: Richard Beaumont | Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | Tagged: Cookie Law, Do Not Track, OBA

A new consumer survey in the US has found that 85% of consumers are opposed to ubiquitous tracking by online advertising companies.

Google Ruled Responsible for Privacy in Search

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In a decision that may have wide reaching consequences the European Court of Justice has ruled that search engines should be held responsible for the protection of personal data in search results, even if the data concerned is legally available elsewhere.

Privacy the Play – Entertaining and Informative

By: Richard Beaumont | Friday, April 25, 2014 | Tagged: Privacy Play, Snowden

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I went to see the new play last night, Privacy, showing in the Donmar Warehouse in Covent Garden, London. Its aim is to tell the story of both the social and personal impact of online surveillance, by governments and corporations.

Heartbleed and Privacy by Design

By: Richard Beaumont | Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | Tagged: Heartbleed, Privacy by Design

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News of the Heartbleed bug has caused widespread consternation in the last few days, and a lot of scrambling to patch the millions of systems that may have been compromised. However, increasing security on its own is not the whole answer to these sorts of problems.

Microsoft Cloud Receives EU Approval

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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.

Data Broker Calls For New Ethics

Scott Howe is CEO of Acxiom, one of the largest data technology businesses in the world, and often given the label ‘the largest company you’ve never heard of’. In a potentially ground breaking article in Ad Age just this week, Scott appears to have held his hands up on behalf of an industry and made the statement ‘we must do better’.

Automated Cookie Compliance Checks in France?

By: Richard Beaumont | Monday, March 31, 2014 | Tagged: CNIL, Cookie Law

France’s DPA, the CNIL, has been given new powers of investigation which allow them to carry out online inspections for compliance with data protection laws.

Cookie Opt-Out Stats Revealed

By: Richard Beaumont | Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | Tagged: Cookie Law, Cookie Stats, Optanon

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Trust your visitors, and they will trust you back. This is our conclusion following analysis of visitor engagement with the Optanon cookie settings button and opt-out controls.

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