The e-Privacy Regulation Strikes Out Again

Written by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

The e-Privacy Regulation, which was supposed to be a close cousin to the General Data Protection Regulation, was first proposed by the European Commission in January 2017.  However, here we are nearly 3 years later, and the latest draft of the e-Privacy Regulation was once again been rejected by the Permanent Representatives Committee Of The Council on November 22.

After numerous drafts and revisions the final text was still not acceptable.  Until an e-Privacy Regulation can be drafted that satisfies everyone, electronic communications will continue to be governed by the e-Privacy Directive with guidance from the General Data Protection Regulation.