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[ NNSquad ] UK backs off on inane cookie consent law

UK backs off on inane cookie consent law

http://j.mp/11dCTFu  (Net Magazine)

     "The decision by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to stop
      asking for explicit permission to serve cookies has been cited as the
      death of the cookie law."

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Regular readers will recall my strong criticism of the EU's inane
cookie "consent" regime when it was announced, and examples I've shown
of how it completely broke many sites and confused users.  I'm glad to
see the UK ICO acknowledging what a mess this has been, but a lot of
time, effort, and money could have been saved if this nonsense had
been avoided in the first place, throughout the entire EU.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com/privacy-info
 - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
Lauren's Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com
Google+: http://vortex.com/g+lauren / Twitter: http://vortex.com/t-lauren 
Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com
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