EU Cookie Law
The EU Cookie Law is a data protection initiative. The Law came into effect in May 2011 and UK business was given 12 months to comply with the directive. The law is intended to prevent information being stored on people’s computers and devices. It aims to provide knowledge and gain consent of people before technologies such as cookies are used to track or recognise them. The rules are not rules designed to restrict the use of particular technologies. The law does not dictate an implementation methodology
The UK deadline for compliance with the Cookie Law was May 26th 2012.
UK Cookie Law.Org
UKCookieLaw.org brings together resources on the UK implementation and compliance with the EU Cookie Law. The site is open to and welcomes contribution from interested parties in the provision of content, listings of solutions and partnership with UK Cookie Law. The Cookie Law is not complex and doesn’t have to be taxing. Contact UK Cookie Law to have your content included.
UK Cookie Law has signed up and the first industry partner with Agenci Information Security. The Agenci. The Agenci are specialist in Information Security Services and are at the time of writing the only company of certified auditors providing Cookie Law audit and Cookie Law solutions. The Agenci are also experienced in the provisions of Security Frameworks.
UK Cookie Law
The EU Cookie Law came into effect on the 26th May 2011. UK business was given 12 months to comply with the standard. Whilst a controversial law it is non the less the law. With a goal of ensuring websites are not tracking you, reporting on you and using your information and data without your permission that law is based on sound principal. There has been much interpretation of how to implement the law and that debate continues. The law does not tell you or dictate to you how to comply with it. The Information Commissioner monitors and enforces the law and is the body that can issue fines against website owners and ultimately take criminal proceedings. At the time of writing the liklihood of fine or criminal prosection is low. More on the law can be found here.