Tag Archives: E-Privacy Directive

European Data Protection Supervisor Publishes Priorities for 2017

On February 15, 2017, the European Data Protection Supervisor published its Priorities for 2017. The EDPS Priorities consist of a note listing the strategic priorities and a color-coded table listing the European Commission’s proposals that require the EDPS’ attention, sorted by level of priority.… Continue Reading

European Commission Plans to Upgrade e-Privacy Directive to a Regulation

On December 12, 2016, Politico reported that the European Commission intends to replace the e-Privacy Directive with a Regulation. The planned shift from a Directive to a Regulation means that the Regulation will create a harmonized set of requirements at the EU level that are directly applicable in the Member States. … Continue Reading

Article 29 Working Party and EDPS Release Opinions on the ePrivacy Directive

On July 25, 2016, the Article 29 Working Party and the European Data Protection Supervisor released their respective Opinions regarding the evaluation and review of Directive 2002/58/EC on privacy and electronic communications. Both the Working Party and the EDPS stressed that new rules should complement the protections available under the EU General Data Protection Regulation. … Continue Reading

CIPL Releases Outcomes Report of First GDPR Implementation Project Workshop in Amsterdam

Recently, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP co-hosted a one-day workshop in Amsterdam with the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice, as part of its kick off of CIPL’s new long-term project on the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. This blog entry provides highlights on the project and a link to its workshop report.… Continue Reading

Article 29 Working Party Issues Guidance on Obtaining Cookie Consent

On October 2, 2013, the Article 29 Working Party issued a Working Document providing guidance on how to obtain consent for the use of cookies and similar technologies in compliance with EU legal requirements. This blog entry summarizes the Working Document's suggestions of what to include in a cookie consent mechanism.… Continue Reading

New EU Breach Regulation in Force

On August 24, 2013, a new breach notification regulation takes effect across the EU. The new regulation is intended to foster a consistent, pan-European approach to breach notification by Internet service providers, telecommunications providers and other public electronic communications service providers.… Continue Reading

European Data Protection Supervisor Issues Opinion on EU Cybersecurity Strategy

On June 14, 2013, the European Data Protection Supervisor issued an Opinion addressing (1) the joint communication of the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on their cybersecurity strategy, and (2) the European Commission’s proposed draft directive on measures to ensure uniformly high security measures for network and information security across the EU.… Continue Reading

Irish ODPC Publishes 2012 Annual Report

On May 20, 2013, the Irish Office of the Data Protection Commissioner published its annual report for 2012, which summarizes the activities of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner during 2012, including its investigations and audits, policy matters, and European and international activities.… Continue Reading

Article 29 Working Party Opines on Mobile Apps

On February 27, 2013, the Article 29 Working Party adopted an Opinion addressing personal data protection issues related to the development and use of applications on mobile devices and clarifying the legal framework applicable to the various parties that develop and distribute mobile apps.… Continue Reading

New UK Online Behavioral Advertising Code Released

On November 21, 2012, the UK Committee of Advertising Practice released new rules on online behavioral advertising that are part of a wider pan-European industry initiative to further refine the EU Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011.… Continue Reading