Full name: Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications and repealing Directive 2002/58/EC (Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications)
Objective and key elements:
Updating the current ePrivacy legislation (mainly legislation related to the current e-Privacy Directive) to align with the rules set out in the GDPR and being better adapted to the digital evolvement of services.
Protect the privacy of online users by standardizing the privacy controls of electronic communications service providers who gather and manage data of online users residing in the EU
Protect users against unsolicited electronic correspondence by new-age electronic communication corporations
Lex specialis to the GDPR; particularising and complementing it with respect to electronic communications data that qualifies as personal data
Relevant to: Providers of electronic communications services, website and app operators and other companies (in particular related to direct marketing)
Trilogues ongoing (since May 2021)
Commission’s first proposal in January of 2017, link
Council has (materially) revised several times
(Last updated 7 March 2023)
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