Online Privacy News and Views

No Cookies for Me Thanks

By: Richard Beaumont | Tuesday, August 30, 2011 | Tagged: Cookie Law | Leave Comment

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.

Advertising Code is not Cookie Legal

By: Richard Beaumont | Monday, August 29, 2011 | Tagged: Cookie Law | Leave Comment

The self-regulatory code for online advertising does not comply with the EU Cookie Law, says Article 29 Working Party.

Your Options for Getting Cookie Legal

By: Richard Beaumont | Thursday, August 25, 2011 | Tagged: Cookie Law | Leave Comment

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.

EDPS Takes a Tough Line on EU Cookie Law

By: Richard Beaumont | Wednesday, July 20, 2011 | Tagged: Cookie Law | Leave Comment

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.

Cookie Law Toolkit Beta Launched

By: Richard Beaumont | Monday, July 4, 2011 | Tagged: Cookie Law | Leave Comment

We are very excited to announce today the first public showing of a beta version of our Cookie Law Toolkit. Visitors to our website today will notice the change to our header, with the addition of a new overlay for gaining consent for the use of cookies.

US Not Outside the EU Cookie Law

By: Richard Beaumont | Tuesday, June 21, 2011 | Tagged: US Cookie Law | Leave Comment

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.

EU Warns UK Not to Drag its Feet

By: Richard Beaumont | Thursday, June 2, 2011 | Tagged: Cookie Law | Leave Comment

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.

UK Enforcement Delayed for a Year

By: Richard Beaumont | Thursday, May 26, 2011 | Tagged: Cookie Law | Leave Comment

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.

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