In December 2015, the EU reached agreement on the text for the General Data Protection Regulation. This Regulation is expected to enter into force in 2018.
Now the European Commission starts a consultation on reforming the e-Privacy Directive. That Directive regulates privacy, communications confidentiality, and personal data processing in the electronic communications sector. The directive also requires companies to obtain consent for the use of tracking cookies.
The Greens organise an event about the reform of the e-Privacy Directive in Brussels, on 6 April. Kristina speaks in the session ‘Scope, Relation to the General Data Protection Regulation’, and Frederik speaks in the session ‘Big Data, Tracking, Cookies, Notification Fatigue’
More information about the event here.
A recent paper on the e-Privacy Directive, by Frederik and Joris van Hoboken can be found here.