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ICO “Not Ready” for Cookie Investigations

PRIVACY LAW—UK

August 14, 2012

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said it is “not ready” to investigate any cookie consent rule complaints because staff is not yet in place for such a task, PCPro reports. Since the ICO unveiled its online submission tool, 320 websites have been reported. “At present the information has not yet been analyzed as the team which will have responsibility for this is not in place yet,” the ICO said. Meanwhile, according to a new study, fines issued by the ICO have totaled £1.8 million in the last year, up from £431,000 in the previous 12 months.
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