08/08/2012 03:43:00 PM EST
DLA Piper LLP: How the EU Has Implemented the New Privacy Directive on Cookies
The European Union's E-Privacy Directive has been in effect since May, and many jurisdictions across the EU are already tackling its implementation.
Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, The Netherlands and Spain have all taken action regarding the Directive.
Moreover, the Article 29 Working Party recently adopted an opinion addressing the meaning of "cookie consent exemption." This opinion aims to clarify the types of cookies which would fall within the exemption set out under the Directive.
To learn more about the latest advances in implementing the Privacy Directive, please see our summary, available here. For US companies that engage in online activities involving the EU, the summary includes a general overview of considerations to bear in mind in the context of cookie compliance.
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