04 April, 2012

EU E-Privacy Directive keeping me busy

I've been pretty busy over recent months and will be for sometime to come reviewing my customers websites for compliance with the European Union E-Privacy Directive.

The EU E-Privacy Directive has been referred to by a number of other names, not all of them pleasant but one of the best known is the "EU Cookie Law". The introduction of this directive is why you may have noticed more and more websites asking for permission to use cookies.

As of May 26 2012, any website available to European visitors must comply with the EU E-Privacy Directive. This very much criticised piece of legislation is going to be something of a nuisance to many website owners and developers but fortunately the impact on my pevisoulsy developed websites is going to be quite small. All the same the extra work is going to be something of a distraction