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May 2018 deadline for EU ePrivacy Regulation may be unrealistic

Member States are still preparing their national positions on EU Commission’s proposal for an ePrivacy Regulation. However, the EU Council’s Maltese Presidency’s progress report reveals that some Member States think that ePrivacy Regulation may be too difficult to achieve by May 25, 2018 to come into force at the same time as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Source: May 2018 deadline for EU e-Privacy Regulation may be unrealistic – Privacy Laws & Business

New ePrivacy Rules will Transform Consent — But How?

Some time ago the European Commission published draft of so called ePrivacy Regulation. They acknowledged that cookie consent requirements required by ePrivacy directive went wrong and created “consent fatigue”. Promise of new Regulation was to fix that. But have they?

Source: New ePrivacy Rules will Transform Consent — But How?

Article 29 Working Party ‘welcomes’ proposed ePrivacy Regulation

The Article 29 Working Party has issued its opinion on the proposed ePrivacy Regulation, saying “it welcomes the proposal” and “the choice for a regulation as the regulatory instrument” because it will help maintain consistency with the General Data Protection Regulation.

Source: Article 29 Working Party ‘welcomes’ proposed ePrivacy Regulation

Privacy watchdog: businesses that demand personal data in return for services run foul of new EU data protection laws

In his opinion on ePrivacy Regulation, European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli indicated that businesses that require consumers to provide data about themselves in return for access to their services they offer will not have valid consent to process that information under GDPR.

Source: Privacy watchdog: businesses that demand personal data in return for services run foul of new EU data protection laws

Working Party Adopts Opinion on Proposed ePrivacy Regulation 

On April 4, 2017, the Article 29 Working Party (the “Working Party”) adopted an Opinion on the Proposed Regulation of the European Commission for the ePrivacy Regulation (the “Proposed ePrivacy Regulation”). The Proposed ePrivacy Regulation is intended to replace the ePrivacy Directive and to increase harmonization of ePrivacy rules in the EU. A regulation is directly applicable in all EU Member States, while a directive requires transposition into national law.

Source: Working Party Adopts Opinion on Proposed ePrivacy Regulation

e-Privacy Regulation; towards stricter rules for online marketing and IoT communications?

The Article 29 Working Party has issued an Opinion on the draft e-privacy regulation proposed by the European Commission on January 10, 2017 (we have previously commented on the draft regulation ). Among other things, the WP 29 appreciated the choice of a regulation rather than a directive, to make it fully complementary with the GDPR.

Source: EUROPE: e-Privacy Regulation; towards stricter rules for online marketing and IoT communications?

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