In an op-ed for The Parliament Magazine, German Green MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht says the proposed ePrivacy Regulation is a step in the right direction, but more work still needs to be done. Albrecht praises the update to the 2002 ePrivacy Directive, stating it does a satisfactory job addressing the vast amount of modern communication methods used today. “The ePrivacy regulation does not only further specify the right to the protection of personal data, but it also implements the right to privacy of communications,” writes Albrecht. “Therefore, despite the GDPR being applicable to all data processing, generally there is still the need to deviate from some of these rules in order to provide for a higher level of protection.” Albrecht believes more work still needs to be done, however, including improvements to user tracking, aligning cookie rules to the General Data Protection Regulation, and requiring end-to-end encryption.
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