Online Privacy News and Views
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.
A draft of the proposed legislation to replace the outdated EU ePrivacy Directive was leaked on the Politico.eu (PDF) website this week. The proposal is for a much stricter regime, requiring prior consent for cookies and any kind of online tracking techniques. Fines for failure to comply may reach as high as 4% of a company’s global revenues.
We have been providing cookie audits for customers for several years now, and we often get asked by clients how their website compares to others. Is it time to start thinking about a web privacy benchmark?
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.
One of the big issues faced by the online advertising industry at the moment is the fragmentation of audiences onto different access devices. Their preferred solution to this problem is cross-device tracking, but this raises new privacy issues, which are drawing increased attention from regulators. In this article we look at the issues, and what it may mean for the future of marketing.
The EU ePrivacy Directive, which gave rise to the current cookie laws in the UK and rest of Europe, is scheduled to be reviewed by the European Commission in 2015. This was revealed last week after the new Commission President elect, Jean-Claude Juncker published the Mission Letters written to his Commissioners.
I went to see the new play last night, Privacy, showing in the Donmar Warehouse in Covent Garden, London. Its aim is to tell the story of both the social and personal impact of online surveillance, by governments and corporations.
News of the Heartbleed bug has caused widespread consternation in the last few days, and a lot of scrambling to patch the millions of systems that may have been compromised. However, increasing security on its own is not the whole answer to these sorts of problems.