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Cookie Directive In Effect, EC Threatens Action

PRIVACY LAW—EU

May 26, 2011

The European Commission (EC) is threatening action against member states that have failed to implement the EU's new cookie law, The Register reports. The deadline to comply with the amended EU Privacy and Communications Directive passed at midnight. Though UK Information Commissioner Christopher Graham said he will not take action against noncompliant companies for one year, European Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes has warned that she will take "measures necessary" against noncompliant states. A spokesman for the EC said it "may open infringement proceedings against the member states in question as a matter of urgency."
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