European Data Protection Digest

Half-Way to Cookie Law Enforcement

PRIVACY LAW—UK

December 23, 2011

In his latest blog post, UK Information Commissioner Christopher Graham offers a half-term report sixmonths after the new cookie law was implemented and six months before the commissioner's promised enforcement of the law begins. The current status of compliance with the law can be summed up using old schoolteacher clichés like "could do better" and "must try harder," Graham writes. However, there have been improvements and efforts made by some companies and organisations. "The ICO's response to those who claim that following good practice advice is impossible will be, 'if they can do it, why can't you?'" Graham writes. Enforcement efforts are to begin 26 May.
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