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Cookie Law Guidance Needed

PRIVACY LAW—UK & EU

June 1, 2011

The EU cookie law came into force last Thursday, and The Guardian reports that while UK Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has given websites a year to comply with the law, many are wondering just how to do that. Guidance from the Information Commissioner's Office has been "disappointing," according to one law firm's blog. Graham has called the new rules "challenging," and has said that he will "take a commonsense approach" to enforcement, adding, "Browser settings giving individuals more control over cookies will be an important contributor to a solution, but the necessary changes to the technology aren't there yet." The report questions, "What is the advice in the meantime?"
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