European Data Protection Digest

Report: MP Websites Using Cookies Without Consent

PRIVACY LAW—UK

July 3, 2013

BBC reports that 13 senior Members of Parliament (MPs) have websites that have not been obtaining user consent before using cookies. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has neither confirmed nor denied whether the websites are breaking EU privacy law, but the report states the ICO has said it will “remind all 13 MPs about their compliance with EU privacy laws.” The news comes amidst ongoing concerns that the EU’s cookie law is “unworkable,” the report states.
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