UK regulator fires warning shot on cookie compliance

Letter sent to 53 major sites

John Leonard
clock • 2 min read
UK regulator fires warning shot on cookie consent
Image:

UK regulator fires warning shot on cookie consent

Data protection watchdog the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has ordered organisations failing to comply with cookie rules to clean up their act or face enforcement action.

The ICO assessed the top 100 UK sites and found that 53 appeared to be non-compliant with the cookie rules set out in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) and the UK GDPR. I...

To continue reading this article...

Join Computing

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the technology industry
  • Receive important and breaking news in our daily newsletter
  • Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes
  • Join live member only interviews with IT leaders at the ‘IT Lounge’; your chance to ask your burning tech questions and have them answered
  • Access to the Computing Delta hub providing market intelligence and research
  • Receive our members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from senior IT Leaders

Join now

 

Already a Computing member?

Login

You may also like
ICO orders Serco Leisure to stop biometric monitoring of staff

Privacy

'Prioritising business interests over its employees’ privacy'

clock 23 February 2024 • 3 min read
ICO confirms data breach reports from Kent councils

Hacking

Incident appears to be linked to a shared IT supplier

clock 29 January 2024 • 2 min read
Most read

Sign up to our newsletter

The best news, stories, features and photos from the day in one perfectly formed email.

More on Legislation and Regulation

Regulation has made EU firms less data-hungry

Regulation has made EU firms less data-hungry

GDPR has cut storage and processing

Tom Allen
clock 21 February 2024 • 2 min read
EU backtracks on Apple and Microsoft 'gatekeeper' designation

EU backtracks on Apple and Microsoft 'gatekeeper' designation

Edge and iMessage will no longer be subject to DMA rules

Vikki Davies
clock 15 February 2024 • 1 min read
Europe edges closer to landmark AI regulations after France agrees to ratify AI Act

Europe edges closer to landmark AI regulations after France agrees to ratify AI Act

France was seeking additional concessions to safeguard its own AI startups

clock 05 February 2024 • 3 min read