Posts tagged with Information Commissioner's Office

O2 shares customer phone numbers with websites

Think your phone number is safe when browsing the web via your mobile? It seems like a logical assumption to make.

But that might not be quite true if you're an O2 customer.

Something to chew on: the ICO's vague cookie advice

If the Information Commissioner's Office has its way, cookies will soon be a lot less tasty to website operators.

That's because on May 26, the rules governing the use of cookies on websites in Regulation 6 of the UK's Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 will be updated in to require that a user "has given his or her consent" to the placement of a cookie in accordance with a new European Directive.