The German Presidency of the Council of the European Union created a new draft of the proposed ePrivacy Regulation, Euractiv reports. The latest draft would allow for the processing of online communications metadata during "natural or man-made disasters" and for "monitoring epidemics." The legitimate interest provision for processing general metadata that had been seen in previous drafts was not included in this iteration. The Working Party on Telecommunications and Information Society will discuss the draft Nov. 11.
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