Must my site comply?

Gaining Cookie Consent is as important as ever. In Sept 2012 the ICO warned website owners to comply of face cookie law fines. In a blog post the ICO said: "It might be a law they wish didn’t exist, but the simple fact is that it is here to stay," David Evans, the ICO's group manager for business and industry said. "The EU passed the legislation, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) implemented it, and it’s now the ICO’s job to regulate the organisations that have to comply with the law." - So the answer: all sites. This message is a move from educating website owners to enforcing the regulations, with a the threat of metering out a fine of up to £500,000 to businesses which fail to comply. The ICO encouraging web users to report site that flout the cookie law by using the ICO's "online cookie concern reporting tool." So far about 400 warning notifications have been sent to site owners. A report published in Nov 2012 report back on the progress made by those sites. in 2014 the new EU Data Protection law will come into force. This site will also carry information about it.

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