Andrus Ansip, the European Union’s digital single market commissioner, urged member states to support draft regulation aimed at strengthening online privacy protection, adding that ignoring public demand on this issue was “dangerous,” the Financial Times reports. As part of the draft ePrivacy Regulation, the “cookie law” has been stalled as European government argues over how businesses would comply with the requirements and how it fits into the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, director-general of Digital Europe, explained the potential consequence of passing such regulation could instead undermine the GDPR: “The GDPR is going to be super tough on businesses, it will set back growth and innovation, but it is the right thing to do. Why would you want to add more laws on top which will just add to confusion?” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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