EU Privacy Directive

Jump to Last Post 1-3 of 3 discussions (6 posts)
  1. profile image0
    Anna Gambierposted 6 years ago

    Hi all, this is a question regarding European members of HubPages, especially those from the UK (because that's where I'm based).

    A couple of days ago I came across the EU Privacy Directive, which among other things affects webmasters who use stats programmes like Google Analytics.  Basically, the law changed on 25th May 2011 so that if you run analytics you must first ask visitors if they consent to your collecting their data, where before you just had to tell them you were collecting data.

    Although Hubpages is U.S.-based, from reading what various techies have said about this law, I think that European Hubbers who use Analytics will be responsible in regard to the Directive because they are the ones collecting and storing data. 

    My question is, I know that I don't have any way of asking visitors for permission to place a cookie on their computer for Analytics use as far as HubPages goes, so will HubPages be bringing in this functionality for their European members in the next few months, or will I need to disable my analytics linked to HP? 

    I'm not very active on HP at the moment, so the stats loss won't affect me greatly, but for future reference if I decide to become more active, and for more prolific European Hubbers, can anyone shed some light on what action we need to take to comply?

    The new rules on cookies can be found here: http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_organisations … epare.aspx

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago
    1. profile image0
      Anna Gambierposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Uninvited Writer, but that's my point - privacy pages like that no longer cover what's required under EU law: any webpage that places a non-essential cookie (and this specifically includes any webpage running stats programmes like Google Analytics) now must, by law, obtain the consent of the visitor before doing so - i.e. the visitor must actively click a 'yes, I consent' button before data can be collected.

  3. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    The EU is a bureaucratic nightmare!

    I would ignore them. How are they going to force through a ruling against a US site anyway?

    I liked this that someone sent me in email.


    This is the brave new world of the EU!!!



    Pythagorean theorem: ............................................24 words


    Lord's prayer:......................................................... 66 words


    Archimedes' Principle: ........................................... 67 words


    10 Commandments: ............................................. 179 words

    Gettysburg address: .............................................. 286 words


    US Declaration of Independence : ...................... 1,300 words

    US Constitution with all 27 Amendments: ........... 7,818 words

    EU regulations on the sale of cabbage:....... 26,911 words.

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image72
      EmpressFelicityposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Gotta love the EU - interfering useless barstewards that they are. I mean they've got draft endless, pointless and impossible-to-enforce regulations, otherwise they wouldn't be worth their six-figure salaries would they?

      1. IzzyM profile image89
        IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        It is quite ridiculous how much the EC is costing us, and for them to make even more stupid regulations is just teeth-grindingly annoying.

        Remember that stuff about bananas having to be straight and all sorts of totally useless rules about the shape of fruits and vegetable permitted to be sold?

        No mention of important stuff like taste, or lack of poisonous pesticides or sensible things.

        Bunch of fat cats, that's all they are. At least cats are useful.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)