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Does the EU cookie law apply to an EU site that is hosted outside of the EU?

I have a legal entity registered in India. My sites are hosted in US. Bulk of my traffic is from Asia and US, though I get some traffic from EU countries. Do I have to worry about the new EU Cookie law? Is it applicable only to companies / webmasters from EU?

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marked as duplicate by toomanyairmiles, paulmorriss, John Conde May 26 '12 at 16:47

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There were a few questions regarding EU Cookie law. I am specifically interested in knowing if the law is applicable only to entities operating out of European Union. –  Joyce Babu May 25 '12 at 4:22
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I'm posting as a comment as I'm not sure the exact answer to your question. But US hosting providers would not be under EU jurisdiction, and neither would an Indian company, therefore there is only so much the EU can do. In worst case scenarios they could request EU ISP's block access to your site, and I have heard of cases (albeit in regards to different laws) where if a court issues an order against you, and you visit their jurisdiction, you could be arrested. Not sure if either of these penalties would be applied over a case of website cookies though. –  Sherwin Flight May 25 '12 at 7:16
    
@paulmorriss's link provides the answer. –  Christopher May 26 '12 at 4:06

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