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EU Council still debating e-Privacy Regulation

e-Privacy Regulation is still some time away as the three party Trilogue negotiations between the European Parliament, Commission and the Council have not yet started due to the Council’s inability to reach a common position.

The Presidency has now introduced numerous clarifications in the context of Machine-to-Machine, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence. There have also been discussions on data retention and supervisory authorities with the aim of providing more flexibility for Member States, while respecting the requirements for independence.

The EU Telecoms Ministers will meet on 7 June 2019, and the EU Council Presidency will move from Romania to Finland on 1 July 2019.