Online Privacy News and Views
What are you going to do when visitors don't give their consent? This question is probably one of the biggest elephants in the cookie law room that no one wants to talk about, but in many respects it is the most important element of any cookie law compliance strategy.
The self-regulatory code for online advertising does not comply with the EU Cookie Law, says Article 29 Working Party.
There has been plenty of advice around in the last few months about what the cookie law means, and what website owners should do about it.
I have been reading the text of a speech given by Peter Hustinx the European Data Protection Supervisor today, and his interpretation of the EU Cookie Directive will raise some concerns in some powerful corners. Online advertisers and European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes are both given a stern word or two.
European Commissioner Viviane Reding was in the UK this week and The Register secured an interview with her. Reding is an advocate of consumer privacy, and although she was talking about privacy in a broader sense that the new cookie regulations, a lot of what she had to say will be interesting in terms of the direction the EU is heading.
According to a recent article from Reuters the EU is planning to get tough on member states that do not implement the new cookie regulations quickly enough.
Yesterday, on the day that the regulations came into force in the UK, the Information Commissioners Office, responsible for ensuring compliance in the UK, announced that it will give businesses and website owners a year to get their houses in order.