European Data Protection Digest

Opinion: Making the Best of Cookie Compliance

PRIVACY LAW—EU

July 2, 2010

The EU's Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive "is a shambles," Struan Robertson writes in an opinion piece for OUT-LAW.COM. While he describes the law itself as "ambiguous and potentially contradictory," Robertson offers positive feedback for the Article 29 Working Party's recent interpretation on complying with the law, stating regulators have "done a decent job of making a fundamentally anti-business law more palatable." When it comes to the Working Party's call for greater privacy control in Web browsers, Robertson writes that "real change will take years." And while noting that "publishers and advertisers are never going to be happy with the new law," he suggests that with the new guidance from EU regulators, "the situation is not as bad as they might have feared."  
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