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ICO works with US, Europe on cookie privacy

The Information Commissioner's Office is working with privacy regulation colleagues in the US and Europe to harmonise approaches to web tracking using cookies.US work on Do Not Track standards needs to dovetail with European privacy regulation efforts on cookies, and take into account the international nature of large businesses with a web presence, Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) group manager Dave Evans told ZDNet UK on Friday.

May 18, 2012 by

£3m project seeks to define privacy for EC

European policy-makers want to nail down the terms 'privacy' and 'security' to help formulate future legislation, and have given a group of researchers more than €3m to conduct a project to gauge European attitudes to the concepts.The Prisms project, which quietly launched on 1 February, was announced on Thursday by German research body the Fraunhofer Institute.

March 23, 2012 by

EC drops UK Phorm infringement case

The European Commission has dropped a privacy infringement case against the UK government over BT trials of Phorm behavioural advertising.The government avoided Commission legal action by changing UK privacy legislation, the Commission said in a statement on Thursday.

January 27, 2012 by

YaCy P2P search engine sees first release

The first version of a distributed search engine called YaCy has been released, partly as a response to the perceived privacy threats inherent in Google.The YaCy project, backed by the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE), announced the release on Monday.

November 29, 2011 by

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