Committee on Industry, Research and Energy Draft Opinion on ePrivacy

The Draft Opinion from Rapporteur MEP Kaja Kallas (ITRE) welcomes the change of legal instrument from a Directive to a Regulation, the extension of its scope, and the Commission's attempt to be technologically neutral, but proposes several amendments to the Draft ePrivacy Regulation. Specific qualms from the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy include provisions on tracking and ...

EDPS Publishes Opinion 6/2017 on the ePrivacy Regulation: THE EPRIVACY REGULATION PART II

Yesterday (24 April 2017) the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published Opinion 6/2017 on the Proposal for a Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications. The Opinion stresses the importance of the Proposal and the fact that European data protection regulation would be incomplete without an instrument that governs the confidentiality of communications as protected under Article 7 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights. The ...

Complementing the GDPR: The ePrivacy Regulation Part I

This is the first blog of a series of posts which will explore aspects of the ePrivacy Regulation adopted on 10 January 2017 which aims to provide stronger privacy protections in electronic communications. On 10 January 2017 the European Commission adopted the Proposal for a Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications (the Draft ePrivacy Regulation) concerning ...