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Opinion: Gov't Needs To Clarify Cookie Law

PRIVACY LAW—UK

September 17, 2010

The government has "let businesses down" by failing to clarify an EU directive on cookies that has privacy regulators and advertisers at an impasse and Web publishers "languishing in the middle, unsure whether their advertising is lawful or not," according to an opinion piece in OUT-LAW.COM. The report states that UK officials failed to provide much-needed clarity by writing the "confusion into UK law, word for word." The article suggests that the EU law is bad for business and consumers since it adds "confusion without improving privacy in any meaningful way...Regurgitating the directive's wording, without any further guidance, is not helpful."
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