On February 10, 2021, representatives of the EU Member States reached an agreement on the Council of the European Union’s negotiating mandate for the draft ePrivacy Regulation, which will replace the current ePrivacy Directive. The text approved by the EU Member States was prepared under Portugal’s Presidency and will form the basis of the Council’s negotiations with the European Parliament on the final terms of the ePrivacy Regulation.
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On August 25, 2020, Hunton’s Centre for Information Policy Leadership released a new paper entitled “Data Protection in the New Decade: Lessons from COVID-19 for a US Privacy Framework,” examining how the COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the need for a U.S. federal privacy law.
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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.
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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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On July 19, 2016, Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Oe published his Opinion on two cases that sought to establish whether a general obligation to retain data is compatible with the fundamental rights to privacy and data protection under EU law.
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On November 21, 2012, the UK Supreme Court affirmed a court order requiring the disclosure of identifying information of individuals who violated ticketing terms and conditions when they re-sold tickets to rugby matches using an online ticket re-selling website.
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