ICC UK will today hold a high-level meeting—bringing together industry, government and other stakeholders—looking at how business can comply with the EU’s e-Privacy Directive. The session will provide an important opportunity to discuss progress in the development of ICC UK’s Cookie Guide.
The view we’ve taken on the issues raised by the e-Privacy Directive—which requires web site operators to ask web site users’ permission to place cookies on their devices for the first time—is that education has to be at the heart of any compliance solution.
Our group of experts has been working on the guidance carefully to produce something that meets the requirements of the Directive, whilst not disrupting the online environment for both consumers and business. As a result, our Guide has been through several iterations and has been shared widely with interested companies to ensure this balance is struck effectively.
The meeting today is part of a wider process of consultation with industry that should give businesses a chance to discuss how the guide is coming together, and how to make best use of it going forward. For more information on this work please contact Mike Bond via firstname.lastname@example.org