European Data Protection Digest

Experts: Cookie Audit Is Best Start Towards Compliance

PRIVACY LAW—UK

June 1, 2012

The UK began enforcement of the cookie directive, which states that websites must gain consent prior to collecting data from European users, on Saturday, but Corporate Counsel reports that many businesses are not in compliance--including most government sites. Bridget Treacy of Hunton & Williams and Robert Bond of Speechly Bircham say if your organisation isn't ready for the directive, start with a cookie audit. Treacy says an audit will help determine what types of cookies your site uses, what data they collect and which cookies are exempt from the law, the report states.
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