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Will Bulgaria get ePrivacy done in time?

Earlier this month the current Bulgarian Presidency of the European Council sent out a progress report on the draft ePrivacy regulation, and the question on everyone’s lips was whether there would be a general approach before Bulgaria gives up the presidency at the end of June.

Read full article: Will Bulgaria get ePrivacy done in time? Doesn’t look good

How GDPR changes use of Browser Fingerprinting and Web Trackers

Browser fingerprinting is on a collision course with privacy regulations. Compared to more well-known tracking “cookies,” browser fingerprinting is trickier for users and browser extensions to combat: websites can do it without detection, and it’s very difficult to modify browsers so that they are less vulnerable to it. As cookies have become more visible and easier to block, companies have been increasingly tempted to turn to sneakier fingerprinting techniques.

But companies also have to obey the law. And for residents of the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which entered into force on May 25th, is intended to cover exactly this kind of covert data collection. The EU has also begun the process of updating its ePrivacy Directive, best known for its mandate that websites must warn you about any cookies they are using.

Read article: The GDPR and Browser Fingerprinting: How It Changes the Game for the Sneakiest Web Trackers

Bulgarian Presidency Presents Progress Report and Points for Debate on ePrivacy

On January 10, 2017, the EU Commission adopted a proposal for a Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications. On June 8, 2018, the Council of the European Union’s Bulgarian Presidency presented a progress report on the draft ePR to the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council.

The Report reflects on the amendments presented in the May 2018 Examination of the Presidency text. The Report is split into two sections: Annex I, a progress report, and Annex II, questions for the policy debate.

Source: Bulgarian Presidency Presents Progress Report and Points for Debate on ePrivacy

EU telcos call for easier data processing under ePrivacy reform

The EU’s biggest telecom operators have reiterated a call for the proposed reform of the ePrivacy regulation to bring the rules for processing personal data more in line with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.

The joint statement from the GSMA, ETNO and Cable Europe comes ahead of a meeting of EU telecom ministers on 08 June, where they are expected to finalise their position on the reform first proposed by the European Commission in January 2017.

Source: EU telcos call for easier data processing under ePrivacy reform – Telecompaper

Publishers, ad tech firms scramble to comply with GDPR

With only weeks until GDPR takes effect, publishers and ad tech vendors are still addressing concerns of transparency and control.

On April 25 the Interactive Advertising Bureau Europe and IAB Tech Lab officially released a framework for publishers to ask if it is OK for the publisher and their ad tech vendors to collect and use people’s data. The framework is meant to maintain the status quo of targeted online advertising while abiding GDPR’s transparency rules and preparing for ePrivacy’s consent decree.

Source: Publishers, ad tech firms scramble to comply with GDPR – Digiday

How the ePrivacy Regulation will Affect the Design of Digital Services

On May 14, 2018, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (“CIPL”) at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP published a study on how the ePrivacy Regulation will affect the design and user experiences of digital services.

The Study was prepared by Normally, a data product and service design studio, whom CIPL had asked for an independent expert opinion on user experience design.

Source: CIPL Publishes Study on How the ePrivacy Regulation will Affect the Design of Digital Services

Examining the latest draft of the ePrivacy Regulation

The Bulgarian presidency has published several discussion papers and revised texts of ePrivacy Regulation (one in March, one in April, and one in May) incorporating hundreds if not thousands of changes to the Commission’s January 2017 proposal.

The Bulgarian presidency hopes to finalize the draft of the ePrivacy Regulation before its remit ends June 30. IAPP Westin Fellow Müge Fazlioglu analyzes how the Council draft has evolved.

Source: Update: Examining the Bulgarian presidency’s latest draft of the ePrivacy Regulation

EU Member States plan to ignore EU Court data retention rulings

EU Member States are exploring all possible options to keep, and in fact expand, their current data retention regimes.

The general plan is based on a new concept of ”restricted data retention”, which is really blanket data retention with a new name, along with amendments to the draft e-Privacy Regulation to facilitate blanket data retention. Member States are considering whether these new elements should be introduced through an EU instrument or through national law in each Member State.

Source: EU Member States plan to ignore EU Court data retention rulings – EDRi

Cookie Cutting: Brands Turn To Email in Wake of E-Privacy Directive

Cookies aren’t going away. But they will be used less in the wake of the ePrivacy Directive – and email more, reports a new study.

Mailjet surveyed 400 marketers in the UK and France to determine the impact of the ePrivacy directive. Of that sample, 85% feel they know the difference between the ePrivacy Directive and GDPR.

Source: Cookie Cutting: Brands Turn To Email in Wake of E-Privacy Directive 04/20/2018

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