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EU Privacy

Google Breathes New Life Into EU's Cookie Law 48

Posted by timothy
from the everyone-must-eat-one-cookie-daily dept.
First time accepted submitter Trajan Przybylski writes "Google has just implemented new changes to its search pages in order to comply with the EU's Cookie Law, which aims to improve user privacy. Google is now showing a conspicuous banner with information about its use of cookies to all EU visitors accessing the site. This is despite the legislation attracting strong words of criticism from web developers, who believe the regulation to be harmful to the economy while offering no real improvement to online privacy and security problems. Google's move comes only 3 months after online activists announced the Cookie Law to be "dead" and is likely to reignite the heated debate about the controversial legislation."
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Google Breathes New Life Into EU's Cookie Law

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 18, 2013 @07:59AM (#43481555)

    Personal privacy ALWAYS trumps a corporations desire to make money. Companies don't have a RIGHT to make money. They have a RIGHT to try. Profit is not enshrined anywhere and nor should it be. The right of people should always trump those (intentionally minimized) rights of companies.

  • Cookie law sucks (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Rik Sweeney (471717) on Thursday April 18, 2013 @08:19AM (#43481711) Homepage

    I used to browse with cookies being cleared at the end of the session. Now, whenever I go to a website, I have to put up with a banner or screen filling notice telling me that this website uses cookies and to click here to accept or reject.

    This happens every time I go to the website and is incredibly annoying. How do I get it to go away? I have to accept the website's cookies.

    Oh, the irony.

  • riiight... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by WOOFYGOOFY (1334993) on Thursday April 18, 2013 @09:57AM (#43482745)

    " the regulation to be harmful to the economy while offering no real improvement to online privacy and security problems"

    Riiight this has zero benefit because, why? Because an informed person is a bad consumer , decision maker and general PITA ... to corporations...

Real Users never know what they want, but they always know when your program doesn't deliver it.