28 Nov 2018 – A total of 67 organisations voiced their concern about the proposal for a regulation on ePrivacy in a joint industry letter. It calls on Member States not to rush into trilogue negotiations with the European Parliament and Commission on the basis of a flawed and inflexible text. The links between the GDPR and ePrivacy regulation remain unclear and incoherent when it comes to data processing. The inflexibility and rigidity of the ePrivacy proposal risks hampering innovation in various areas, including artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. The letter calls for a more robust, balanced and future-proof ePrivacy text aligned to Europe’s global competitiveness objectives. Member States are urged to carefully examine and reconsider the proposal with such objectives in mind.
You can download the joint letter here.