UK Watchdog Pushes Tech Cos. To Comply With Cookie Law

Law360, New York (December 14, 2011, 8:55 PM EST) -- The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office told companies they must move faster to comply with a new European Union law regulating the use of online cookies, saying Thursday that U.K. companies hadn't moved quickly enough during the first half of a 12-month grace period.

The EU E-Privacy Directive requires websites to disclose cookies and get consent before storing them on consumers' computers or mobile devices. U.K. companies were given a 12-month grace period to implement the law, and that period will expire in May 2012.

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