Following a consultation process on the proposed Danish regulation on cookies, the Danish National IT and Telecom Agency has decided to postpone the implementation of the draft rules. The Agency states that the interpretation of the EU regulation is not sufficiently clarified and thus the implementation should be postponed. The draft rules were initially expected to enter into force on 25 May 2011. Currently it is not clear when to expect the new rules to come into force
Today the long awaited new cookies rules come into force in Europe. If you have a website, what are your plans for compliance? Do the changes keep you up at night or do you think its all a bit of hot air and enforcement is unlikely to happen anytime soon anyway? In the UK, the ICO recently published some guidance on its approach to the new law (which in short see the move from an "opt" out approach to the use of cookies to one requiring "opt-in" consent). Whilst helpful in some respects it came as a bit of surprise to some by going further than expected. Many had thought, given the Information Commissioner's comments in various TV and radio appearances early this year, that compliance was unlikely to really become an issue for businesses until the autumn. Instead the guidance emphasises that you can't simply sit back and … Continue Reading ››