Would you really expect that to be the case?So this law only covers cookies?
It isn't. They [computer law making folk] had figured that one out before the end of the last century i.e. have long endeavoured to make law that either covers or can be easily extended (without pesky votes etc.) to encompass tech evolution. This is an update of the existing law from 2003 which already refers to storage and retrieval of "information" on our kit - the changed/new bit is that our consent must be obtained.
Personally I'm not convinced the enforcement of this will come to much. Given the still rather 'slap on the wrist' nature of most DP prosecutions, and the almost non-existent prosecutions for DDA non-compliance, why would this be any different?
Dragging this one back up...
So how are schools complying with this?
I use Joomla which I believe doesn't leave a cookie unless you login to the site(i think). but what about third party cookies things like google analytics
Why not ask Becta what you should do? Oh ... erm ... why doesn't everyone email the Department for Education for instructions about what to do?
Last edited by pete; 15th December 2011 at 01:37 PM.
GrumbleDook (15th December 2011)
How are you all getting on with this job? It totally slipped my mind, then I had a major panic when I was forwarded a reminder from County.
Joomla sets session cookies by default. Joomfish module sets a cookie too.
Moodle sets session cookies, even when not logged in.
Worpress sets a session cookie.
As far as I can tell, I need to stop all of these without consent (though the consent can be "if you continue, you agree to allow cookies").
On my Joomla site outside of work, I've just hacked the php to turn off session cookies = no front-end login, but meh. Should keep it within the law very simply.
3s-gtech (6th May 2012)
Perfect. Looks like with a bit of amendment to the policy I've written and some extra clarity on the site, I can comply happily. Cheers!
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