Online Privacy News and Views

Good to Know about Google

By: Richard Beaumont | Tuesday, November 22, 2011 | Tagged: Google | Leave Comment

You may have noticed recently that Google have been very actively promoting the benefits of web personalisation via cookies. On November 21 they had three full pages in the Evening Standard, and similar ads have appeared in the Financial Times and I assume elsewhere as well. They have even got the Citizens Advice Bureau to endorse their efforts.

W3C Do Not Track Draft Standard and the Cookie Law

By: Richard Beaumont | Wednesday, November 16, 2011 | Tagged: W3C, Cookie Law, Do Not Track | Leave Comment

Do Not Track (DNT) is a browser based mechanism designed to enable a web user to communicate their privacy wishes to a website, with the idea that the website will then be able to respond in a way that respects that wish.

The Future of Data Protection

By: Richard Beaumont | Tuesday, November 15, 2011 | Tagged: Data Protection | Leave Comment

The European Commission is due to publish a proposal in January 2012 which will outline plans for new legislation to replace the current raft of data protection rules across the EU.

Cookie Consent Toolkit Sneak Preview

By: Richard Beaumont | Wednesday, November 9, 2011 | Tagged: Cookie Manager | Leave Comment

We are releasing these images of the cookie consent toolkit manager today. They show the interface that website managers will use to set up their cookie consent request messages.

French Authority CNIL Releases Cookie Compliance Guidance

By: Richard Beaumont | Monday, November 7, 2011 | Tagged: French Cookie Compliance | Leave Comment

France's data protection authority, CNIL has recently released guidance for complying with the French implementation of the cookie law.

Can the Cookie Law Build a Better Web?

By: Richard Beaumont | Thursday, November 3, 2011 | Tagged: Cookie Law | Leave Comment

If you read a random selection of blogs, articles and opinions on the cookie law, the view that you are most likely to come across can be broadly stated as: This is a bad law that will break the web, destroy valued services and reduce many companies to dust.

Browsers to the Rescue?

By: Richard Beaumont | Thursday, October 20, 2011 | Tagged: Cookie Law | Leave Comment

One of the areas of the new cookie law that has been most confusing for many people is the role, or potential role, of browsers in the consent process.

Cookie Workshop in November

By: Richard Beaumont | Wednesday, October 19, 2011 | Tagged: Cookie Workshop | Leave Comment

We will be taking part in a workshop on November 8th dedicated to the new cookie law, organised by law firm Bird & Bird.

Views from the UK Information Commissioner

By: Richard Beaumont | Thursday, October 13, 2011 | Tagged: ICO | Leave Comment

I attended a seminar in Whitehall this morning on the subject of digital marketing. It was organised under the banner of the Westminster eForum - a platform aiming to provide opportunities for government bodies and policy makers to engage with private industry and other stakeholders.

Cookie Law vs Patriot Act

By: Richard Beaumont | Friday, September 9, 2011 | Tagged: Cookie Law | 1 Comment

I have recently been reading a series of articles about the implications of the USA Patriot Act for data protection in the EU. These have led me to consider, in my more paranoid moments, whether the Cookie Law was in fact written as a direct response to the potential impact of the US law on the data privacy of EU citizens.

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