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Who owns my website?

Posted in regulation by Jon Payne on 18-Apr-2016 17:27:53

You’d think answering the question, “who owns my website?” would be a no-brainer. But, if you’re reading this, chances are you might be in a bit of a pickle.

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Response from ICO

Posted in regulation by Nicola Payne on 02-Jul-2012 12:37:09

Our lawyer friend Neil Howlett at Harris & Harris asked for clarification from the ICO of the stats of the International Chamber of Commerce Guidance. This is what he asked and this is what the ICO said in response. If you can identify an answer to the questions do let us know.

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Implementing the Cookie Law: Four Key Questions

Posted in regulation, Posted in SEO, Posted in News by Nicola Payne on 28-May-2012 14:36:03

On 26 May 2011 the EU Cookie Directive came into law in the UK through Regulations and the ICO Guidance but after a last minute panic, enforcement was suspended for a year. On 26 May 2012 the ICO will start enforcing the law and imposing fines – are you prepared?

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Implementing the Cookie Law: Headline Actions

Posted in regulation, Posted in SEO, Posted in News by Nicola Payne on 28-May-2012 14:07:11

Here's the headline guide on what to do about the changes to the EU Privacy Directive.

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EU Cookie Law Changes

Posted in regulation, Posted in News by Nicola Payne on 08-Sep-2011 13:31:50

In a previous blog we looked at the relationship between Google AdWords re-targeting and the advice from the Information Commission Office (ICO) about use of cookies. This post summarises the advice from the ICO about collecting information using cookies on your website more generally. You should be taking steps to comply with the ICO regulations by May 2012 or you risk a £500,000 fine.

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ICO Regulations and Google AdWords

Posted in regulation, Posted in ppc, Posted in News by Nicola Payne on 05-Sep-2011 17:36:52

We had a great question this week from a client asking about the impact on AdWords of the recent regulation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on the use of cookies for data collection (also known as e-privacy regulations). His question was specifically about re-targeting using the Google Display network.
If you aren’t familiar with re-targeting, it works on the Google Display network - that's the text and banner ads, like this John Lewis ad, you see when you visit websites like The Guardian and YouTube - and targets particular audiences, including those that have visited your website before. If you have ever wondered why after visiting a website once you keep seeing ads for it everywhere you go on the web, then you have triggered a re-targeting campaign.

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