Online Privacy News and Views
The ICO released updated guidelines to websites looking to comply with the cookie law on Friday 25 May - the last working day of their one year grace period for enforcement.
It has emerged this week that the ICO has sent letters to the owners of 75 of the UK's top websites, asking them about their cookie law compliance.
I took part in a cookie law event this week hosted by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. The DCMS being the government department responsible for this particular law.
Ever since the ICO started giving out guidance to people on complying with the cookie law, there has been this idea of degrees of cookie intrusiveness.
The ICO has published its much anticipated half-term report along with updated guidance on complying with the cookie law in the UK.
I attended a seminar in Whitehall this morning on the subject of digital marketing. It was organised under the banner of the Westminster eForum - a platform aiming to provide opportunities for government bodies and policy makers to engage with private industry and other stakeholders.
The European Commission continues to put out conflicting messages about the cookie law, frustrating everybody who is looking for clear answers.
The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) is responsible for enforcing the new cookie legislation in the UK, which it has promised to start doing from May 2012. They are currently in a public consultation on their guidance for the issuing of 'monetary penalties' - fines to you and me, as part of their powers.
This story has been going round the blogs in the last few days, but with the Beeb's own Rory Cellan-Jones stepping up to comment on it, the ICO's drop in visitor stats is set to become an even hotter topic. And having just released the first beta of our own cookie law tool this week, it seemed appropriate to comment.