Earlier this month, the current Bulgarian Presidency of the European Council sent out a “progress report” on the draft ePrivacy Regulation, and the question on everyone’s lips was whether there would be a general approach before Bulgaria gives up the presidency at the end of June. The full EU Council of state heads of government will gather in Brussels June 28 and 29 and, technically, could approve a position if it is reached by those doing the heavy lifting. But they too have more pressing matters to worry about, not least migration, the long-term EU budget, and Brexit. So although some sort of flag-waving about progress is not off the cards, ePrivacy will most likely be kicked down the road to the Austrians who take over July 1. This could create an interesting set of conditions for the proposal, IAPP European Correspondent Jennifer Baker reports for The Privacy Advisor.
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