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ICO Defends Cookie Compliance Initiatives

PRIVACY LAW—UK

August 22, 2012

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has defended its record against claims it has not investigated cookie compliance failures, SC Magazine reports. An earlier report stated the ICO received 320 violation claims without investigating one. The ICO said the report was “dramatically wide of the mark,” adding, “So far, 45 (websites) have been analyzed, of which 27 have clearly taken action to increase the visibility of the information about cookies.” The ICO also said, “A progress update, including a list of all the websites contacted, will be published on our website in November…” Editor's Note: The session Passport to the EU: Cookies, Consent and Other Marketing Issues will be featured during the IAPP's Practical Privacy Series Marketing and Advertising track on October 30 in New York City.
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