European Commission sues five countries for failing to implement cookies law

The European Commission is suing five countries for failure to implement the European Union laws that require users’ consent to use of cookies. The laws should have been implemented by May 2011. Only the UK, Denmark and Estonia had complied. The UK’s Information Commissioner gave UK organisations a year’s grace, before starting to enforce in May 2012. Belgium, Holland, Poland, Portugal and Slovenia have still not yet implemented the law, however, and the Commission has threatened to ask for large daily fines until they comply.