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ICO leads the way in new Cookie Law

May 25th saw the launch of a new law in the UK, aimed at ensuring websites comply with how it uses ‘cookies’ on its websites;(http://www.absolute-data.co.uk/2011/05/25/new-cookie-law-now-in-place/ and http://www.absolute-data.co.uk/2011/05/26/organisationa-given-12-months-to-comply-with-new-%e2%80%98cookie-law%e2%80%99/).

This week the ICO has added a header bar to its website, ensuring its compliance, proving it is committed to the changes and leading the way for others.

Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, said “as the regulator, I’m conscious that my own website will be looked at for a model of how to comply. I am not saying that other websites should necessarily do the same”.

Organisations have voiced concern over the implementation of the new law, and as such, these concerns and challenges will be discussed in the next issue of the Privacy and Data Protection Journal: http://www.pdpjournals.com/.