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EU: Presidency releases revised draft ePrivacy Regulation

The Presidency of the Council of the European Union ('the Presidency') released, on 6 March 2020, its revised text of the proposed Regulation concerning the Respect for Private Life and the Protection of Personal Data in Electronic Communications and Repealing Directive 2002/58/EC (Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications) ('the Draft ePrivacy Regulation'). In particular, the Draft ePrivacy Regulation introduces further clarifications in Recital 12 with regard to machine-to-machine and Internet of Things services. In addition, the Draft ePrivacy Regulation includes the modifications to Articles 6 to 8, as introduced by the previous compromise proposal.

Lastly, the Draft ePrivacy Regulation will be further discussed on the meeting of 12 March 2020, with specific reference to the modifications to Articles 6 to 8. Moreover, the Draft ePrivacy Regulation outlines that the discussion on the proposal will most likely continue on 19 March 2020, and that the Presidency would like to invite delegations to provide their written comment in relation to Articles 6 to 8 by 10 March 2020.

You can read the Draft ePrivacy Regulation here.