Online Privacy News and Views
Yesterday saw the official release of a list of amendments to the proposed new data protection regulation from the EU.
Yesterday the ICO published its much anticipated update to its enforcement activity for compliance with the cookies law. It is not as dramatic a document as some had perhaps expected or hoped for. There are no announcements of big fines.
I have been reading, and re-reading a very interesting paper recently (Nov. 2012) published by Microsoft - Notice and Consent in a World of Big Data
One of the ad industry's main arguments against tougher privacy regulation has often been the claim that they are not really targeting people but the devices they use.
Earlier this week I was presenting an overview of the current state of play with the attempts to agree a Do Not Track standard. It was part of a panel discussion at the ICC International ePrivacy seminar, looking at developments with different privacy regulation efforts impacting European businesses at the moment.
Yesterday at the ICC ePrivacy Seminar a representative of the Office of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner announced that they were planning to contact the owners of 50 of Ireland's top websites as the start of a process to enforce compliance with Ireland's implementation of the cookie law.
The UK Office of Fair Trading has announced a call for information about practices surrounding personalised pricing in ecommerce websites.
The ICO has launched a new 'enforcement' section on its website today which includes the first reports on its activity to monitor and enforce the cookie law.
The latest automatic update for Google Chrome (version 23) was rolled out today, including their implementation of a Do Not Track Setting.
We are delighted to announce today the release of a brand new version of our leading cookie law compliance tool, the Optanon Privacy Preference Centre.