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Europe Data Protection Digest | Your first look at LIBE's 800 ePrivacy amendments Related reading: Help benchmark industry practices




As the clock ticks on the ePrivacy Regulation — and the ambitious aim of having it ready for May 2018 — members of the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee have submitted more than 800 amendments. The big — though not surprising — news is the proposal to introduce “legitimate interest” as a justification for further processing of data. Polish MEP Michal Boni’s amendments in Recital 17 on metadata and Recital 21 on access to information stored on terminal equipment both propose “an exemption from obtaining end-users’ consent in cases … where the processing is necessary for the purpose of legitimate interest, provided that the data protection impact assessment was carried out.” Jennifer Baker has the scoop on this and other controversial potential additions for The Privacy Advisor, including interviews with MEPs from Germany, the U.K., the Netherlands and more. 
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