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Cookies – end of the world, or no change?

The amended EC law requiring opt-in, rather than opt-out, to non-essential cookies was criticised last week as “breathtakingly stupid” because of its implications for advert-funded sites. However advertisers have now said that they don’t think the law requires any change to current practice! So is there a problem, or not? I don’t know, but I […]

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New EC Cookie Law?

Considerable concern has been expressed about the news that it has apparently been agreed to change European law on cookies as part of the revision of the Telecoms Directives. The current law on cookies is contained in Article 5 of the Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications (2002/58/EC) and Regulation 6 of the UK’s matching […]

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More on Breach Notification

Further to my last posting on breach notification, my attention has been drawn to a recent (22nd October 2009) draft text of the proposed Directive to amend the EC telecoms directives. As an amendment to the existing Directive 2002/58/EC the new proposals would apply in the first instance only to public telecommunications networks and services. […]