The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has warned organizations to comply with regulations on cookie use or face “massive fines,” Computeractive reports. Unnamed operators now have a deadline for compliance, according to the ICO’s Dave Evans, following criticism that the office has not been strict enough on cookie enforcement. For those operators that do not meet a given deadline, formal enforcement action is likely, Evans said. “Failure to act on an enforcement notice is a criminal offense,” he added. The ICO gained the authority by law in May to fine organizations up to £500,000 for failure to comply with rules on cookies.
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