October 22, 2001

Is Wednesday the end for Web bugs and dodgy cookies?

Author: JT Smith

The Register: "This Wednesday (24 October), the second transitional period of the Data Protection
Act takes effect in the UK, meaning that companies are required by law to provide
all the personal data they store on anyone, if that person requests it.

This has far-reaching implications for all UK businesses but more significantly (from
our perspective anyway) it means all UK Web sites, Web sites with servers based in
the UK, and companies that have cookies or Web bugs on UK Web sites will have
to review their approach if they are not to fall foul of the new law."


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