Members of the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee handed privacy and data protection advocates a big win Thursday. MEPs put the proposals of Rapporteur Marju Lauristin on the new regulation on respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications — more famously known as the ePrivacy Regulation — to the vote. MEPs approved Lauristin’s report and granted a mandate for further negotiations. "It’s a hugely significant piece of legislation that will impact data protection landscape for decades to come," IAPP EU Correspondent Jennifer Baker writes in this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, where she rounds up reactions from MEPs.
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