ICO not quite ready yet to enforce cookie rules

A Freedom of Information request by PC Pro reveals that even though the ICO has received tips about 320 websites’ possible non-compliance, reported via the ICO's online submission tool, the authority is not yet in position to investigate the complaints.

"At present the information has not yet been analysed as the team which will have responsibility for this is not in place yet," the ICO said in its response. "It is intended that once the data has been analysed any organisations not in compliance will be identified, then further action will be considered as appropriate."

The team that will look into this issue will start work in the next couple of weeks. The ICO says that its online tool is used to identify sectors where enforcement activity may be required, rather than concentrate on each individual site.

The cookie regulations entered into force on 26 May this year.