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Cookie Law Update

By Andrew Cormack

13 June 2012, 12.30-13.30

In 2009 an apparently minor amendment was made to European telecoms privacy law that turns out to have significant implications for websites using cookies as well as other technologies such as e-mail tracking.

The change became UK law in 2011 and will be enforced by the Information Commissioner from May 2012.

Programme:

Discuss what organisations can do to work towards compliance

Discuss some examples of how others have responded to the law

Q&A Session

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 12:30 to 13:30

Last year's Digital Economy Act 2010 created a power (s.17) for a court to order a service provider to prevent access to a "location on the Internet" if that location was being used, or likely to be used, to infringe copyright. That power has not been brought into force and last January Ofcom were asked to report to the Government on whether such blocking could be effective. In the past week there have been two, apparently contradictory, developments.

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