Will Brexit bring an end to cookie notifications?
These notifications became compulsory, following changes in EU data protection law which stated that all EU citizens have to be able to give consent to the sharing of their data.
It’s probably fair to say that with the mountains of paperwork and decisions the government will be making over the coming years leading up to our exit from the EU, that the cookie law will not be a top priority; although there are a couple of factors that suggests that the current cookie notifications will remain.
The UK’s Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations are in the most part mirrored from the EU data laws, and now the rules requiring cookie notifications have been written into the UK’s domestic law, meaning it’s highly unlikely that our exit from the EU will mean the end of cookie notifications. Furthermore, a spokesperson from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recently stated “the UK will continue to need clear and effective data protection laws, whether or not the country remains part of the EU”.
We can’t be certain as to what exactly will happen to the cookie law when the UK leaves the EU, but as it stands, the majority of information points towards cookie notifications being here to stay, for the foreseeable future.