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04:40:17 on Thu, 21 May 2009, "Marchini, Renzo"
<[log in to unmask]> writes
>Secondly, and this is controversial, if they place a cookie on the PC of
>any user (which inevitably they do). The argument goes that they are
>then using the equipment of the user which is within the UK. See
>Working Party paper WP 56
>df) where under the "Cookies" section they conclude (in the context of a
>specific example, admittedly):-
>"The Working Party is therefore of the opinion that the national law of
>the Member State where this user's personal computer is located applies
>to the question under what conditions his personal data may be collected
>by placing cookies on his hard disk."
That has much wider implications, and is a dangerous route to tread.
What if a distant nation passes a law that bans (or places very
stringent conditions upon) cookies. Any company then placing "illegal"
cookies could be breaking that law, with the Directors being arrested
the moment they set foot there on holiday.
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