On June 3, 2020, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union published a progress report on the proposed Regulation concerning the Respect for Private Life and the Protection of Personal Data in Electronic Communications and Repealing Directive 2002/58/EC, better known as “the Draft ePrivacy Regulation.”
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On April 16, 2020, the European eHealth Network published a common EU Toolbox for the use of contact tracing and warning apps in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Toolbox is part of the common EU coordinated approach to using COVID-19 mobile apps. The Toolbox was accompanied by guidance from the European Commission on data protection and privacy aspects of the use of such apps.
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On February 24, 2020, the European Data Protection Board published general policy messages and a synthesis of the contributions and replies by its members – national data protection authorities – to the Questionnaire on the Evaluation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation sent by the European Commission.
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On February 21, 2020, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union published a revised part of the proposed Regulation concerning the Respect for Private Life and the Protection of Personal Data in Electronic Communications and Repealing Directive.
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On February 10, 2020, the Belgian Data Protection Authority published its Recommendation on data processing activities for direct marketing purposes. The Recommendation aims to clarify the complex rules relating to processing personal data for direct marketing purposes.
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