Online Privacy News and Views

Do Not Track - Beyond Compliance

By: Richard Beaumont | Friday, November 30, 2012 | Tagged: Do Not Track | Leave Comment

Earlier this week I was presenting an overview of the current state of play with the attempts to agree a Do Not Track standard. It was part of a panel discussion at the ICC International ePrivacy seminar, looking at developments with different privacy regulation efforts impacting European businesses at the moment.

Google Releases Do Not Track for Chrome

By: Richard Beaumont | Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | Tagged: Chrome, Do Not Track, Google | Leave Comment

The latest automatic update for Google Chrome (version 23) was rolled out today, including their implementation of a Do Not Track Setting.

Tracking Cookies To Require Explicit Consent?

By: Richard Beaumont | Monday, October 15, 2012 | Tagged: Cookie Law, Do Not Track, Consent | Leave Comment

The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) - an EU advisory body made up of the different national data protection regulators, has published an important new opinion this week on the definition of personal data - which could just reaslise the worst fears of the online advertising world.

The Real Risks of Derailing Do Not Track

By: Richard Beaumont | Thursday, October 11, 2012 | Tagged: Do Not Track | Leave Comment

In the last few weeks, the tensions around the agreement of a Do Not Track (DNT) standard have heightened considerably, and there appears to be a real risk of the whole initiative becoming meaningless.

IE10 Do Not Track Battle in Full Swing

By: Richard Beaumont | Wednesday, September 12, 2012 | Tagged: Do Not Track, IE10 | Leave Comment

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that Microsoft will be releasing Internet Explorer 10 with Do Not Track (DNT) switched on in the express installation option. I noted at the time that this one action would suddenly make DNT much more important.

Do Not Track, the Cookie Law and IE10

By: Richard Beaumont | Thursday, August 9, 2012 | Tagged: Do Not Track, Cookie Law, IE10 | Leave Comment

I have recently written about including support for Do Not Track (DNT for short) in the Optanon privacy compliance service, but as it is likely to become an ever more important issue in the general online privacy debate, I thought it would be worth looking at what DNT is and what its widespread consumer adoption might mean for the industry in more detail.

Optanon Support for Do Not Track and ICC Categories

By: Richard Beaumont | Wednesday, August 8, 2012 | Tagged: Optanon, Do Not Track | 1 Comment

We have made some important updates to the Optanon privacy compliance service in the last few days.

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.

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