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Cookie Regs, Anyone?

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIA & EU

June 21, 2012

The Register asked three Australian government entities whether they plan to adopt a European Union-like approach to regulating websites’ use of cookies. In a statement, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) said, “The OAIC has examined the EU Directive and is considering whether to issue specific advice to Australian businesses using cookies on websites.” The OAIC added, “We are not aware of any plans to issue an EU-style directive on cookies in Australia,” but the office is considering “whether additional advice is needed as a supplement to the ongoing privacy law reform process that is currently underway.”
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