Online Privacy News and Views

Future of EU Cookie Compliance Webinar: GDPR & the E-Privacy Regulation

By: Gilbert Hill | Friday, January 13, 2017 | Tagged: GDPR, cookies, ePrivacy Regulation | Leave Comment

GDPR and now the proposed E-Privacy Regulation mean a stricter regime for cookie compliance, web governance and use of online tracking technologies. Join privacy experts from Hogan Lovells, OneTrust & Blackrock to learn more about the future of EU Cookie Compliance and how it impacts your organisation in our Webinar on 19th January.

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.

Optanon Acquired by OneTrust

By: Richard Beaumont | Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | Tagged: Optanon, GDPR, OneTrust | Leave Comment

We are pleased to announce that Optanon, along with parent company Governor Technology, has been acquired by OneTrust.

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.

Data Privacy in 2016 – A Look Ahead

By: Richard Beaumont | Monday, December 7, 2015 | Tagged: Data Privacy, GDPR, Safe Harbour, Privacy Impact Assessments, Privacy by Design | Leave Comment

2015 has been a big year for privacy, but 2016 could be even bigger. In this article I provide a few thoughts about what I thinkt the important issues will be.

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