Europe Cares About Privacy, Even If Europeans Don’t
Posted on Mar 8, 2011
In the age of oversharing, we take it for granted that our every status is up to date and hanging out for all to see. Privacy, we are told, is dead. But over in Europe, they have crazy new laws that actually restrict how businesses stalk us online. Communists.
The way websites track visitors and tailor ads to their behaviour is about to undergo a big shake-up.
From 25 May, European laws dictate that “explicit consent” must be gathered from web users who are being tracked via text files called “cookies”.
Daniel Erwin (CC-BY)