engine - 4:39 pm on May 31, 2012 (gmt 0)
The letter states that the businesses have 28-days to respond.
UK's ICO Sends Cookie-Compliance Warning Letters To 75 Major Businesses [computerworlduk.com]
The Information Commissioner’s Office has sent a letter of warning to 75 of the UK’s most popular websites asking for them to prove within 28 days how they are moving towards compliance with the EU’s new cookie law.
The list includes Amazon, Apple, the BBC, Department for Transport, eBay, Google, HSBC, John Lewis, Lloyds TSB, the Met Office, Microsoft, the National Lottery, Network Rail, the NHS, Sainsburys, Scottish Government, Tesco, the Cabinet Office, Virgin Media and Yahoo.
“If your organisation has not yet achieved compliance, please provide an explanation about why it has not been possible to comply within time, a clear timescale for when compliance will be achieved, and details of specifically what work is being done to make that happen.”
UK and EU Cookie Permissions Compliance [webmasterworld.com]
UK/EU Cookie Law: Sites Must Now Seek Consent [webmasterworld.com]
Most UK Government Sites Will Fail To Meet Cookie Law Deadline [webmasterworld.com]
The full list of businesses [ico.gov.uk] is here (PDF)