Sep 262011
 
 September 26, 2011  Business, Non-U.S., Online

Brid-Aine Parnell reports:

The vice-president of the European Commission has withdrawn a rather extensive statement on cookies and the EU Data Protection Directive sent out last week “without authorisation”.

Out-Law.com, the legal news site, had written a story last week using the statement from Viviane Reding, where she said that companies needed prior consent to use individual’s data, a contradiction of the UK government’s stance that consent could be given after or during processing of the data.

The story has now been taken down

Read more on The Register.

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