UK Watchdog Eyes Flouters As New Cookies Rule Kicks In

Law360, New York (May 3, 2012, 4:47 PM EDT) -- As the grace period for enforcing a new online cookies rule comes to an end, the U.K. Information Commissioner is planning to seek out companies that refuse to comply, rather than those struggling to find workable consent mechanisms, an official revealed Thursday.

An amendment to the European Union’s 2002 e-privacy directive requires website operators to disclose cookies and to obtain active and informed consent before placing them on consumers’ computers or mobile devices. The U.K. adopted this directive into its national law May 25, but instituted...
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