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Organisations given 12 months to comply with new ‘Cookie Law’.

Computerworld UK has today reported that Christopher Graham of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has confirmed that organisations will be given 12 months to comply with the new Cookie Law, that came into force yesterday, 25th May. However, he has stressed that this news shouldn’t encourage firms to ‘do nothing for the next year’.

The ICO has also published guidance as to how firms can ensure they comply, and Graham confirmed that “I have said all along that the new EU rules on cookies are challenging. Browser settings giving individuals more control over cookies will be an important contributor to a solution. But the necessary changes to the technology aren’t there yet.”

He also said: “We’re giving businesses and organisations up to one year to get their house in order. This does not let everyone off the hook. Those who choose to do nothing will have their lack of action taken into account when we begin formal enforcement of the rules.”