New Opt-in Privacy Rule for Cookies

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has sent a clear message to UK website owners to “try harder” on compliance with the new cookies rules. The ICO’s “half term report” provides further guidance on how website owners can comply with the new requirement to obtain user consent to the use of cookies; a requirement that was introduced in May 2011. The ICO attempts to provide an answer to website owners’ key concern of what methods must be employed to obtain consent.  However, it is unlikely that website owners will find the answer they were looking for.

Dentons’ News Flash has a summary of the key points of the ICO’s “half term report”.

Simon Elliott

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Simon focuses on advising multinational corporates on a wide range of data protection and technology law issues.

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