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New EU ePrivacy Regulation: European Parliament Committee Publishes Draft Report

The EU Parliament Committee in charge of reviewing the EU Commission’s Proposal for an e-Privacy Regulation (Proposal) recently released a Draft Report proposing amendments to the regulation. The e-Privacy Regulation will regulate new electronic communication services such as instant messaging, VOIP services, web-based email, and IoT devices, and will impose significant additional obligations on Internet services and related technologies, including cookies and similar technologies.

Source: New EU e-Privacy Regulation: European Parliament Committee Publishes Draft Report

EDPS issues Newsletter on ePrivacy, Data Driven Life and more

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) issued Newsletter N°52 covering the EDPS Opinion on ePrivacy, work on data ethics through #DataDrivenLife workshop, the launch of our 2016 Annual Report, the supervision of Europol and the first meeting of the Digital Clearinghouse and more.

Source: Newsletter – European Data Protection Supervisor

Proposed amendments to ePrivacy Regulation are great

The work on ePrivacy continues and enters a hot period. I’m interested in it from the very beginning , I’m also actively involved in these works, also as a stakeholder. The draft proposal with amendments is now public. Being involved in those works, I’m impressed how good suggestions and remarks have actually reached to the reporter’s document.

Source: Proposed amendments to ePrivacy Regulation are great

EU ePrivacy Regulation Proposal Falls Short of Parliament’s Expectations

The European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs commissioned a study to assess the European Commission’s draft e-Privacy Regulation, which was published in January 2017. The e-Privacy Regulation aims to harmonise privacy rules across the EU in the area of electronic communications, but the study has found that the draft e-Privacy Regulation does not as far as the GDPR in some respects. This contrasts with many other views expressed publicly, which regarded the Commission’s draft as a tightening of the GDPR regime. A central theme of the study, which was carried out by academics of the IViR Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam, is the need to protect privacy of correspondence regardless of medium or any other factor. The EU legislative institutions are urged to pay extra attention to four areas in which it is felt that there is insufficient protection of the right to privacy and confidentiality of communications. We explore these issues in the following post.

Source: EU ePrivacy Regulation Proposal Falls Short of Parliament’s Expectations | HL Chronicle of Data Protection

Publishers call for rethink of proposed changes to online privacy laws

An alliance of news publishers has called on European regulators to rethink proposed changes to online privacy laws, arguing that they will potentially kill their digital businesses and give Google, Apple and Facebook too much control of advertising and personal data.

Source: Publishers call for rethink of proposed changes to online privacy laws | Media | The Guardian

The proposed ePrivacy Regulation: EDPS and WP29 express concerns with consent and tracking walls provisions and other issues

Since its hotly awaited publication in January, the Proposal for an ePrivacy Regulation (“ Proposal “) has come under scrutiny from various stakeholders. Recently both the Article 29 Working Party (“ WP29 “), and the European Data Protection Supervisor (“ EDPS “), have joined the chorus.

Source: The proposed ePrivacy Regulation: EDPS and WP29 express concerns with consent and tracking walls provisions and other issues

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

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