EU Law on Tracking Cookies Ignored. IDG News Service - Critics were worried that the European Union's privacy directive on browser cookies could make virtually every website in Europe illegal.
But most EU member countries ignored the May 25 deadline to implement the directive, so e-commerce didn't skip a beat. Only Denmark, Estonia and the U.K. have taken steps to implement the privacy directive, said Jonathan Todd, a spokesman for the European Commission, and even those efforts may not be fully compliant with the policy. EU countries have had two years to establish laws implementing the so-called cookies directive, which requires companies to obtain "explicit consent" from Web users before storing the small pieces of code that are often installed on a user's computer when visiting websites. The directive makes an exception for cookies "strictly necessary for a service requested by a user," such as placing an online shopping order. U.K. Graham acknowledged that his office's guidelines are "a work in progress. "
First European cookie fine issued by Spanish data protection aut. European data protection authorities to ramp up enforcement of cookie rules. In her speech addressing the Lex Mundi Intellectual Property Section (at the invitation of member Alston & Bird) on Friday, September 26, 2014, Florence Raynal, head of France’s data protection authority, Commission Nationale de L’informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), made it clear that France and other European countries would be focused on coordinated efforts to enforce privacy rights for individuals, including between the European Union (EU) and the United States, France and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), and France and Francophone countries.
The focus will be on issues surrounding notice to consumers regarding the data collected about them, enforcement in the areas of cookies, and cybersecurity/data breach more broadly. In hearing Ms. Raynal’s remarks, Alston & Bird gleaned the following takeaways: If these remarks are any guide, new obligations for data controllers should be anticipated. Cookie Notice and Consent Rules.
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Interesting? DLA Piper WIN - Data Protection Alert (EMEA) July 2012 update: How much has the cookie crumbled across the EU?
01 August 2012 by Paul McCormack In December 2011 and March 2012, DLA Piper published a summary of the way in which the law relating to cookies has been implemented the EU member states. What's new? Since our publication in March 2012, there has a been a number of updates in relation to the following jurisdictions: Belgium Cyprus France Greece Italy Malta The Netherlands, and Spain. Furthermore, on 7 June 2012, Article 29 Working Party adopted an opinion addressing the meaning of 'cookie consent exemption' (WP 194).
Finally, for those organisations who have business or otherwise are engaged in online activities in the United States of America, we have provided a general overview of considerations which organisations should bear in mind in the context of cookie compliance.
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