Death of the #CookieLaw – Muffett’s Conspiracy Theory

Inspired by this snippet:

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…of that infographic on the original blogpost, I am honestly left wondering whether the whole thing was a conscious experiment by someone in Government to see whether it would ever be feasible to regulate systems and network administration and software architecture?

In other words: an experiment to establish whether anyone would give a damn about Government telling everyone to drive on the left-hand-side of the Internet at speeds of less than 70MPH and submit their servers to regular MOTs to ensure that they are fit for use in British cyberspace.

Rather like China tried, but less overtly.

4 Replies to “Death of the #CookieLaw – Muffett’s Conspiracy Theory”

  1. From 2011:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/15/cookies_uk_government_implementation_of_eu_regulation/

    “The government recognises the internet would be severely restricted without cookies and concerns were raised during the consultation that changes to the use of cookies could have serious impacts on the web,” said the DCMS today.

    “To address these concerns the government will work with browser manufacturers to see if browser settings can be enhanced to meet the requirements of the revised directive.

    “Enhanced settings would present users with easily understandable choices on importing cookies on to their machine.”

  2. Let me guess: the UK government got in touch with Google, the Mozilla Foundation, Apple et al, and asked them to put these facilities in.

    My guess is that these RFEs were put in the RFE stack, as standard priority requests made by a single customer organisation. After all, the vendors involved are American, and 1776 was a little while ago…

    1. Hi Richard, Yes, you’re quite right. Or, alternately, people have stopped caring, and a law about which people don’t care is doomed.

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