EU Officials Try to Clarify Privacy Rules for the Web
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 12/06/2012 14:38
European officials are mounting a new push to clarify -- and enforce -- rules involving small Internet files that can be used to track users, exposing the slow progress of Europe's plan to implement far-reaching privacy rules.
Digital-privacy agencies from the European Union's member countries hashed out new recommendations late last week for how to apply European data-privacy laws to so-called cookies, the common Internet files that websites use to remember things about users. The cookies can also be used by central aggregators to track users' online behavior on the Web.