Legal Issues

by Mike Masnick


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cookies, eu



EU's Cookie Law Should Crumble

from the not-a-good-situation dept

A bunch of folks have been sending in versions of this story about new EU cookie rules that will require anyone placing cookies on your computer to first get consent. This is the sort of law that is passed by people who don't understand the technology at all, and misinterpret "cookies" as automatically being malicious. This is the sort of thing that people who were first understanding the web got concerned about a decade ago, until they realized it was nothing to worry about. Except... it appears some people haven't quite figured that out yet, and tragically, they make laws in the EU.

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    Doh, 14 Nov 2009 @ 9:07am

    Re: Automatic Cookie Acceptance Mode

    I guess it would be time to remove them manually, just like we used to do.

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