European Data Protection Digest

Commissioner: Cookie Law Enforcement To Come

ONLINE PRIVACY—UK

December 14, 2011

Releasing guidance on how to do so, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) says companies must try harder to comply with the new rules on cookies, Financial Times reports. Commissioner Christopher Graham says companies have not yet devised methods to gain consent from online users to collect their information, despite the new law. In a recent blog post on plans for enforcement efforts to begin in May, Graham advises companies to "be assured that if we get complaints or have concerns, then we will be checking your site and we will take the necessary steps to ensure that you do work towards compliance." Meanwhile, the ICO has also recommended monthly breach reports from communications providers. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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