The Way The Cookies Crumble

DateTuesday 27 Nov 2012

18:00 for 18:30


Studio Theatre, Bedford College, Cauldwell Street, Bedford MK42 9AH

SpeakerKaren Mason Founder and Managing Director of Novalex Solicitors

Continuing the programme of highly successful events held at Bedford College, there will be another joint British Computer Society (BCS) and Bedford College free evening lecture on Tuesday 27 November 2012.

"The Way The Cookies Crumble" is the topic of a talk by Karen Mason, founder and managing director of Novalex Solicitors, one of the first virtual law firms in the UK.

Privacy has been a hot topic since the Internet became publicly available. More recently cookies have been in the news with requirements being imposed at a European level. The Information Commissioner’s Office here in the UK took the unusual step of delaying enforcement of the relevant regulations for 12 months, allegedly to allow web site providers a period of time to put their houses in order. But what is the position now?

Are you confused by the definitions of "opt out" and "opt in"? Do you love or hate pop up boxes warning you about cookies on web sites? Are you interested in privacy as a basic human right?

If you run a website, what are your obligations? If you use a web designer, what do you need them to do to make sure your web site is legal?

This seminar will cover all these issues and more. Please come along and learn and share your views on this important topic.


An experienced solicitor with commercial expertise and specialist skills in IT, e-commerce and intellectual property law, Karen Mason trained at Clifford Chance and qualified as a solicitor in 1993.

Since then Karen has worked as an in house lawyer at the BBC and was Head of Legal Services at Demon Internet. Karen was a senior manager at Andersen Legal and a partner at two large Milton Keynes law firms before founding Novalex in 2008.

time item
6.00pm Registration, refreshments and networking
6.30pm Introduction
The Way The Cookies Crumble
7.20pm Opportunity to question the speaker
7.45pm Thanks
Opportunity to network and talk to the speaker
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