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This morning the ICO has issued further updated advice and guidance on changes to the EU cookie law. This is the third version of the Guidance in a little over a year. Read more
A senior official at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has signalled that ‘implied consent’ is likely to satisfy the requirement to obtain users’ consent when using cookies, provided that users have been given clear and comprehensive information about the type of cookies being used. Read more
The European Commission has published proposals for a comprehensive reform of the EU Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC).
The European Commission has published proposals this week for a comprehensive overhaul of the EU 1995 Data Protection Directive. If adopted by the European Parliament, these proposals will cut red-tape and streamline data protection rules across Europe but will also impose some significant new obligations and liabilities upon organisations that process personal data.
The influential Article 29 Data Protection Working Party has expressed serious concerns that the IAB Europe/EASA’s self-regulatory Code of practice on online behavioural advertising is a few biscuits short of a barrel in terms of compliance with EU law on cookies.
Online service-providers are choking on their custard creams as a result of new legislation introducing a number of revisions to the UK’s Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations.