The UK “grace period” for implementation of the cookie consent rule expired last Friday. The long-promised update to the ICO guidance was finally published as well. The new guidance includes some interesting comments on how to go about collecting consent for cookies and, in particular, on the use of implied consent.
Latest news this week also indicates that EU telecoms regulators are to take five Member States to court for not implementing the new telecoms rules (which include the cookie consent rule). This includes the Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium, Poland and Slovenia. So while we have a (fairly) clear answer to what compliance means in the UK, the position elsewhere in Europe, remains less certain.