EU Reg update: Concerning the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications
Here’s the link
And here’s the gem…
Information and options for privacy settings to be provided
1. Software placed on the market permitting electronic communications, including the retrieval and presentation of information on the internet, shall offer the option to prevent third parties from storing information on the terminal equipment of an end-user or processing information already stored on that equipment.
2. Upon installation, the software shall inform the end-user about the privacy settings options and, to continue with the installation, require the end-user to consent to a setting.
3. In the case of software which has already been installed on 25 May 2018, the requirements under paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be complied with at the time of the first update of the software, but no later than 25 August 2018.
Long story short — every app will need to be updated along with all the current browsers.
That is NOT a trivial exercise. I can imagine the fights now over the user interface. Get it wrong and you’re out of compliance.