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ICO: Cookie Compliance Deadline Set for Some Websites

PRIVACY LAW—UK

September 12, 2012

Out-law.com reports on comments made by Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Group Manager for Business and Industry Dave Evans. Businesses should now “know they have to respond to the law,” said Evans. The comments come after one web software firm taunted the ICO about cookie compliance. For noncompliant businesses, Evans said, “It might be a law they wish didn’t exist, but the simple fact is that it is here to stay,” adding, “for example, some sites have failed to engage with us at all, and they’re now being set a deadline to take steps towards compliance, with formal enforcement action likely if they fail to meet this deadline.” Editor's Note: For the latest on EU cookie consent implementation, see the Field Fisher Waterhouse chart, Cookie ‘consent’ rule: EU implementation, in the IAPP Resource Center.
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