May 212012
 May 21, 2012  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S., Online

Derek du Preez reports:

A senior policy manager at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said that it may give organisations with complex website environments years to comply with new EU cookie laws, even though the new regulation came into effect in the UK almost twelve months ago.

The government was forced to revise the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, which came into force in the UK on 26 May last year, to address a new EU directive that demands that businesses and organisations running websites in the UK need to get consent from visitors to their websites in order to store cookies on users’ computers.

However, the ICO stated at the time that it would give businesses a twelve month ‘moratorium’ period in which to get their house in order and to comply with the new regulation.

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