EU ePrivacy Regulation

EU ePrivacy Regulation

On this topic page, you can find the latest developments in the creation of the ePrivacy Regulation.

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A deeper look at CNIL’s cookies enforcement

France’s data protection authority, the CNIL, has made regulating user tracking via cookies a clear priority in recent years. This article breaks down the new CNIL fines and prior work on cookies while exploring whether a fragmented privacy enforcement dilemma is brewing.
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ePrivacy Regulation — Q&A on
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IAPP Senior Westin Research Fellows Jetty Tielemans and Müge Fazlioglu, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, offer an overview of key provisions of the text approved by the Council of Ministers earlier this year.
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Next-gen privacy: Examining the EU’s ePrivacy Regulation

IAPP Senior Westin Research Fellow Müge Fazlioglu, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, takes a deep dive into the ePrivacy Regulation, including its evolution, scope and how it handles consent and cookies.
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CIPL releases recommendations on e-Privacy Regulation

The Centre for Information Policy Leadership released recommendations on the draft e-Privacy Regulation as part of trilogue discussions. Among its comments, CIPL said the regulation should be consistent with the EU General Data Protection Regulation, fill in gaps of the GDPR related to electronic communication data and designate data protection authorities as sole regulators. It also notes a ban on cookie walls and consent for cookies at the browser level should be removed. CIPL also published a... Read More

Google supports temporary ePrivacy derogation to fight child exploitation online

In documents submitted to the European Commission, Google said it supports a temporary derogation from the ePrivacy Directive to combat the "sexual exploitation of children online," Euractiv reports. In its comments on the commission's consultation on the topic, Google also supports the creation of a center to help with law enforcement and prevention on an EU level. ZDNet reports Google voiced its support for a new security standard for smartphone virtual private network applications.Full Story... Read More

EU Council ambassadors agree to negotiating position on ePrivacy Regulation

After years of legislative limbo, the draft ePrivacy Regulation is alive and kicking after ambassadors from the Council of the European Union agreed on a negotiating mandate. The move, led by the Portuguese Presidency in the Council, allows negotiations with the European Parliament to move forward, as part of the "trilogue" process.  "The path to the Council position has not been easy," Portuguese Minister for Infrastructure and Housing and President of the Council Pedro Nuno Santos said, "but ... Read More