On July 3, 2019, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) released its new Guidance on the Use of Cookies and Similar Technologies, which addresses the use and requirements in relation to cookies, the relationship between Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (PECR) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as well as how to comply with both.

The Guidance affects all organizations that operate an online service, such as a website or a mobile app, and need – more clarity on how the GDPR and PECR applies to the use of cookies.

Questions on what this guidance means and how it impacts your organization?

Join our webinar on Wednesday, July 10 at 10:00 am ET/15:00 GMT to learn:
– An overview of the ICO’s recommendations
– How requirements in relation to cookies relate to the GDPR
– A practical understanding of how to comply with cookie rules

 The ICO also released a myth-busting blog where they clear up some of the misconceptions and uncertainty around cookies, including can you rely on implied content for the use of cookies, and can companies use a cookie wall to restrict access and more. Read the full blog here.

In addition, the French data protection authority (CNIL) outlined on June 28, 2019 that as part of its action plan it will repeal its 2013 cookie recommendation in July 2019, and will publish updated guidelines based on elements harmonized at the European level. The CNIL also highlighted that a 12-month transition period will apply to allow for the compliance with principles that diverge from the previous recommendation, and that obligations will continue to be subject to review within this period.

Register now for the webinar and learn more about the ICO’s recommendations and how you can comply with these cookie rules!

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