European Data Protection Digest

Survey: 75 Percent of Sites Not Cookie Compliant

PRIVACY LAW—UK

June 7, 2012

More than three in four British businesses are non-compliant with the so-called “cookie law,” according to recent research by KPMG. Financial Times reports that in an analysis of 55 UK websites, only 20 percent were complying with the new law, which went into effect 26 May. In a survey just before the law came into force, 95 percent of the same websites had not yet changed their sites to obtain user consent for cookies. The Information Commissioner’s Office says it has received dozens of complaints from the public about websites’ cookie use without consent. “There is a sense of wait-and-see,” said a KPMG spokesman. (Registration may be required to access to this story.)
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