10.01.2017

European Commission's draft Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications

Since the last revision of the ePrivacy Directive in 2009, electronic communications services have evolved significantly. Consumers and businesses are relying more and more on internet based services to communicate, such as instant messaging, voice over IP and web-based e-mail, but these services are not covered by current ePrivacy rules. By updating the legal framework the proposed Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications aims at reinforcing trust and security in the Digital Single Market – a key objective of the Digital Single Market strategy. The draft Regulation also aligns the rules for electronic communications services with the new world-class standards of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation.
Source Commission press release, more here.

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