European Data Protection Digest

ICO: There's Still Time To Comply with Cookie Rules

ONLINE PRIVACY—UK

April 13, 2012

UK Information Commissioner Christopher Graham says time is running out for organisations to come into compliance with the cookie law enforcement deadline of 26 May, ComputerWeekly reports. "We gave industry a year's grace, but when that runs out we will certainly be responding to complaints about organisations that are not following the rules," Graham said, adding that businesses would do well to both review the  ICO's guidance and conduct an internal cookie audit. "When the ICO comes to call," Graham said, "we will certainly expect businesses to know what their websites do, we will expect them to be clearing up and getting rid of all unnecessary cookies and we will expect them to have a plan in place to become compliant." Financial Times  reported this week that the majority of British companies are not yet compliant.
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