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Kroes: One Year To Agree to Online Privacy Standards

PRIVACY LAW—EU

June 27, 2011

European Union member states should agree to online privacy standards by June 2012, says European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes. In a Brussels speech to the Online Tracking Protection & Browsers Workshop last week, Kroes advocated for icons allowing users to opt out of cookies but added that more was needed, computing.co.uk reports. "The standard must be rich enough for users to know exactly what compliant companies do with their information and for me to be able to say to the industry, if you implement this, then I can assume you comply with your legal obligations under the ePrivacy Directive."
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