On October 19, 2017, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs narrowly voted to approve an amended version of the e-Privacy Regulation. The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams also published a study on the impact of the proposed Regulation.
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On September 11, 2017, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP issued a white paper on the Proposal for an ePrivacy Regulation, which comments on the European Commission’s proposal to replace and modernize the privacy framework for electronic communications contained in the current ePrivacy Directive and to align it with the GDPR.
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On May 29, 2017, a high-level EU Commission official and Politico reported that the primary objective of the first annual joint review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, to take place in September 2017, is not to obtain more concessions from the U.S. regarding Europeans’ privacy safeguards, but rather to monitor the current U.S. administration’s work and steer U.S. privacy debates to prevent privacy safeguards from deteriorating.
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On January 10, 2017, the European Commission announced the final elements of its long-awaited “digital single market” strategy for Europe. The announcement includes two new proposed EU regulations as well as a European Commission Communication.
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On September 8, 2016, Advocate General Paolo Mengozzi of the Court of Justice of the European Union issued his Opinion on the compatibility of the draft agreement between Canada and the EU on the transfer of passenger name record data with the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
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