[Openid-specs-ab] Fwd: New EU laws

Axel.Nennker at telekom.de Axel.Nennker at telekom.de
Wed Mar 9 15:03:14 UTC 2011

They will only "wake up" after penalties are applied and then cry that
there was not enough time.


	From: openid-specs-ab-bounces at lists.openid.net
[mailto:openid-specs-ab-bounces at lists.openid.net] On Behalf Of John
	Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 3:55 PM
	To: openid-specs-ab at lists.openid.net
	Subject: [Openid-specs-ab] Fwd: New EU laws
	Something to keep in mind with respect to session management. 

	Without seeing the regulation it is hard to know what to make of

	I suppose every site in the EU might have to ask for permission
to create a session cookie on the persons computer before letting them

	I can't think of any alternative other than mutual TLS to do it.

	Though now that I think about it, it could be a way to push e-id

	John B.

	Begin forwarded message:

		Websites will have to gain 'explicit consent' from
visitors to store or access information on their computers from 25th
		A new European e-Privacy directive has been announced
today and will affect any business tracking users via their cookies
online. Exact details from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport
(DCMS) are currently being drawn up and will not be available until the
end of May, but enforcement and penalties are not expected in the short
term as businesses are given a window to 'address their use of cookies'.
		The new law is an amendment to the EU's Privacy and
Electronic Communications Directive and will require UK businesses and
other organisations to obtain consent from visitors to their websites in
order to store and retrieve usage information from users' computers.
		Speaking today, the Information Commissioner Christopher
Graham warned UK businesses and other organisations running websites
that they must 'wake up' to the EU legislation.
		He said: "While the roll out of this new law will be a
challenge, it will have positive benefits as it will give people more
choice and control over what information businesses and other
organisations can store on and access from consumers' own computers.
		"We are proactively working with the government,
businesses and the public sector to find a workable solution. We
recognise that the internet as we know it today depends on the
widespread use of cookies and there are of course legitimate business
reasons for using them. So we are clear that these changes must not have
a detrimental impact on consumers nor cause an unnecessary burden on UK
businesses. One option being considered is to allow consent to the use
of cookies to be given via browser settings.
		"Once the new regulations are published there will be a
major job of education and guidance to be undertaken. In the meantime,
both the business community and public sector organisations need to
start thinking clearly about how they will meet the requirements of the
new directive."
		The Information Commissioner's Office will be
responsible for regulation, while the Department for Culture, Media and
Sport will lead on the implementation on the new measures in the UK.
		Minister for culture, communications and the creative
industries, Ed Vaizey, said: "Revisions to the e-Privacy directive will
provide consumers with more choice and control over their internet
experience. But at the same time we need to make sure these changes do
not make using the internet more difficult.
		"Businesses need to be working to address the way they
use cookies. We recognise that work will not be complete by the
implementation deadline. The government is clear that it will take time
for meaningful solutions to be developed, evaluated and rolled out."
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