Online Privacy News and Views

GDPR Compliance Means Cookie Notices Must Change

By: Richard Beaumont | Thursday, November 3, 2016 | Tagged: Cookie Consent, Cookie Compliance, GDPR | Leave Comment I Agree

Are you one of those people that ticked the cookie law box ages ago and not thought about it since? Well the game has changed and now is the time to re-visit your position. The ePrivacy Directive which gave us the cookie law is currently undergoing a revision, but the real issue now is the EU GDPR.

New Audit and Consent Features Released

By: Richard Beaumont | Monday, July 18, 2016 | Tagged: Optanon, Optanon Features, Cookie Consent | Leave Comment

New features have been released to support a model for path based consent within a domain. Read on to find out more.

The GDPR, Cookie Consent and Customer Centric Privacy

By: Richard Beaumont | Friday, May 13, 2016 | Tagged: GDPR, Customer Centric Privacy, Cookie Consent, Cookie Law, Cookie Law Review | Leave Comment

The EU GDPR heralds a big change for online services and explicitly brings the use of cookies and similar technologies under its remit. The European Commission has now launched a public consultation for a revision of the ePrivacy Directive from which the EU cookie laws are derived to make sure these two instruments are harmonised for maximum consistency in the areas where they overlap. In this article I provide an overview of what the GDPR may mean for cookie consent as we have come to know it, and the opportunities this presents for forward thinking businesses to embrace a customer first online experience with respect to privacy.

The Five Models of Cookie Law Consent

By: Richard Beaumont | Friday, October 24, 2014 | Tagged: Cookie Law, Cookie Consent | Leave Comment

The recent cookie sweep conducted by French regulator the CNIL has caused an upsurge in interest and articles about complying with the EU cookie laws. We decided it was time to do produce some more substantial updated guidance.

Defining Consent for Cookies

By: Richard Beaumont | Friday, July 22, 2011 | Tagged: Cookie Consent | Leave Comment

The Article 29 Working Party is an advisory group to the European Commission on issues of Privacy and Data Protection, so they would have had a lot of input into the Cookie Directive while it was being written up. Therefore, when they come out with an 'opinion' on one of the most imortant aspects of the law - the definition of consent, it is worth paying attention.

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