Following on from last months initial release of the Cookie Control module for Drupal 7 there has been an increase in blog posts and talk both in and outside of the Drupal world about the implications and solutions to getting sites compliant in time for May 26th 2012.
This week the UK Government revealed that their own sites (some running on Drupal) will not be compliant in time for the deadline! While government websites do not carry advertising, cookies are still used to carry out various tasks, such as helping site administrators monitor levels of traffic.
The EU Privacy Directive was announced in May 2011 to much groans and disagreement. In 2012 we see the rule being enforced from May 26th - but are you prepared yet?
The UK government has updated the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations in response to the EU Privacy Directive but many UK websites have probably forgotten, or chosen to ignore, the upcoming changes with a risk of being fined up to £500,000 for a serious breach of the law.