CookieLaw Blog October 5, 2015

The Cookie Law is not about the Cookies

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 a duty of care.

Compound that with broader failures in the treatment of sensitive personal data – and you have an organisation that can end up putting people in harm’s way, rather than helping them.

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