EU Commission starts revising the ePrivacy Directive

Reference Number: IDPC004, Press Release Issue Date: Apr 18, 2016
 
The European Commission launched a public consultation on the revision of the legislative framework regulating the processing of personal data in the electronic communications sector, namely Directive 2002/58/EC.

This exercise is specifically designed to align this Directive with the General Data Protection Regulation, take into consideration the existing and emerging technologies available on the market and address any inconsistencies in the current implementation of the ePrivacy Directive.

It is expected that the Commission will issue a legislative proposal by the end of 2016.