Apr 182011
 
 April 18, 2011  Posted by  Featured News, Laws, Non-U.S., Online

Browser settings alone cannot be used by web users to give consent to their behaviour being tracked under a new EU law, the UK Government has said. The Government said that it will implement the EU law by a 25 May deadline.

The Government has confirmed it will go ahead with a previously-announced plan to simply copy the wording of the EU law without change into UK law. It will lay its proposed law before Parliament by the end of April, it said.

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The new law said that sites must have a user’s consent before placing a cookie in their browser. Industry groups have argued that a user’s browser settings can indicate consent to the use of cookies, but privacy regulators have said that this does not represent full consent.

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