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Action to be taken against countries that have not introduced e-Privacy Directive

PDP News has reported that the European Commission has commenced legal action against member states that have not implemented new telecommunication rules, including the e-Privacy Directive (which incorporates the controversial ‘Cookie Law’) into their national laws.

All member states were asked to start the ball rolling on the changes by 25th May this year – however all member states that have not introduced new rules could face an order or fine from the European Court of Justice.

The UK is one of only 7 countries that have implemented the new laws, with the others being Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Malta and Sweden.