Cookies breakfast briefing

10 May 2011

Bird & Bird's Data Protection Team is delighted to invite you to its Cookies breakfast briefing.

As from 25 May, organisations will need user consent for all cookies, other than those which are really essential to deliver an online service.    Draft regulations, which may clarify how consent can be obtained, are due to be published at the end of March.  The Information Commissioner is consulting on draft guidance on the new rules.

Join our morning briefing on this on 10 May: we will be joined by Dave Evans, Group Manager, Business & Industry, and the policy lead at the Information Commissioner's Office for the new rules and Nick Stringer, Director of Regulatory Affairs at industry body, the Internet Advertising Bureau UK, who will talk about the new rules and the industry approach to them.  Dave Evans is also keen to hear from you about the ways your organisation uses cookies and your views on different approaches to consent.

We hope you will be able to join us.

For further information, or to register to attend this seminar please contact the Events Team at or call +44 (0)20 7415 6000.

The programme

08.45 - 09.00
Registration and breakfast

09.00 - 09.30
Overview of new rules and ICO guidance

Dave Evans, Group Manager, Business & Industry, Information Commissioner's Office

09.30 - 10.00
Industry perspective

Nick Stringer, Director of Regulatory Affairs, IAB UK

10.00 - 11.00
Debate and questions