Online Privacy News and Views

Do Not Track Gets Thumbs Down from EU

By: Richard Beaumont | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Tagged: Do Not Track, Article29 WP, Cookie Law | Leave Comment

Efforts to create a standard for Do Not Track (DNT) browser requests have been going on for many years now, but just as the technical issues look like coming to an end, the real questions about its effectiveness for privacy are as unresolved as ever. Now, the Article 29 Working Party seem to be saying that form their point of view, it has been a massive waste of time.

Microsoft Cloud Receives EU Approval

By: Richard Beaumont | Friday, April 11, 2014 | Tagged: Article29 WP, Microsoft Azure, Heartbleed, Safe Harbor | Leave Comment umbraco.MacroEngines.DynamicXml

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.

Important New Cookies Guidance Released

By: Richard Beaumont | Monday, October 14, 2013 | Tagged: Cookie Law, Article29 WP | 3 Comments

The Article 29 Working Party has today issued new guidance on the requirements for websites to be compliant with the cookie law. The body has been looking at the various cookie consent solutions that have been used, so this new guidance is really focussed on the practical aspects of compliance.

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