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EU cookie law to be reviewed


"The European Union e-Privacy Directive, the pan-European law that required website operators to put cookie warning pop-ups on their sites, is to be reviewed.

In the review, the European Commission will consult with businesses, industry bodies and other 'stakeholders' over possible reforms to the law which has been widely criticised, on the one hand for being ineffective, while on the other blasted for annoying web users for little positive effect.

However, the Commission has indicated that it plans to give EU e-privacy rules sharper teeth, which may mean more onerous online rules to comply with for companies across Europe.

The Commission claims that the review will have three objectives. First, to assess the need to update the Directive and, hence, to broaden the scope of EU e-privacy rules. Second, to make e-privacy laws in Europe consistent with the freshly passed General Data Protection Regulation. And third, to improve security and confidentiality of communications throughout the EU.”


NCC Weekly News Update 26 April 2016 



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