Category: E-Commerce

The EU E-Privacy Directive entered into force in May 2011, requiring website operators to ask for permission from their users when placing certain kinds of cookies on their devices for the first time. However it is still in the process … Continue reading

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Today’s Financial Times carries an industry letter coordinated by ICC UK underlining business support for a mooted transatlantic trade agreement. The letter comes ahead of an official report on a possible EU- US deal next week, with a political announcement … Continue reading

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Despite the current economic crisis and the urgent need to trigger private investment in the ICT sector, a number of countries continue to apply higher taxes to telecommunications than other types of goods and services. In this context, we’ve just … Continue reading

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To mark the launch of the second edition of ICC UK’s Cookies Guide, we are to hold a half-day seminar looking at the international aspects of e-Privacy on 27 November. As enforcement in the UK and Europe gathers pace, our … Continue reading

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Earlier this month our Working Group on Cookies met for the first time since the launch of the ICC UK Cookies Guide. Following the end of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) grace period—and the announcement that the ICO will begin … Continue reading

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Over the last few weeks representatives from the EU Commission and the Office of the US Trade Representative have held meetings in Brussels to discuss the scope of a potential EU-US Trade deal. At the end of last year, leaders … Continue reading

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Following an almost year-long process, ICC UK has today launched its guidance to help companies comply with new EU rules on the use of cookies. Changes in European law mean that web site operators must now ask for web site … Continue reading

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2012 could be a crucial year for the future of the Internet and international telecommunications. A major intergovernmental conference at the end of the year—the 12th World Conference on International Telecommunications (or WCIT-12)—will revise the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs). These … Continue reading

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Yesterday marked the final day for responses to the Ministry of Justice’s call for evidence on the European Commission’s data protection proposals which were published in January. As we’ve noted in previous posts, the draft Data Protection Regulation represents a … Continue reading

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Today saw the launch in Brussels of the European Commission’s proposals to overhaul the EU’s data protection rules. This is an important piece of legislation, and one which is likely to have implications for many businesses—not just those in the … Continue reading

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