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Friday, 13 May 2016

European Commission Raids The #Cookie Jar Again... and Again

Hard on the heels of the General Data Protection Regulation, the European Commission is having another crack at cookies, which now crumble quite differently to the way they did in 2009, or in 2002 for that matter.

Don't worry. This time the boffins will get it right... until the next time.

That's the joy of regulating really innovative technology in really detailed, prescriptive ways - it's the gift that keeps on giving!

EC Boils Consumer Law Ocean On Eve of #Brexit Referendum

Perfectly timed to coincide with a peak in frustration with EU red tape, the European Commission has just published its plan to ruin everyone's summer consultation on the 'fitness' of six consumer directives, and is also busy reviewing a seventh (the Consumer Rights Directive):
Try to avoid falling asleep in the sun!

Will this result in less red tape? I could hazard a guess, but we won't really know until it's too late. The Commission reports its findings in mid-2017.