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61 industry associations call for reassessment of ePrivacy proposal

61 industry associations call for reassessment of ePrivacy proposal

Brussels, 8 October 2019: 61 European trade associations, including EuroISPA, urged Member States to ask the European Commission to reconsider its proposal for an ePrivacy Regulation in an open letter.

The draft ePrivacy Regulation was proposed in January 2017. However, several questions about the essential aspects of the proposal remain unanswered. The current ePrivacy proposal has generated great uncertainty across a wide range of industries, whose efforts to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) risk being jeopardised by an incoherent ePrivacy text.

Therefore, while the signatories fully support the objectives of the proposal, they ask for a fresh new attempt to reassess the proposal. The arrival of a new European Commission in November and European Parliament represents an opportunity for a fresh start in the debate, which can only happen if the proposal is fundamentally reassessed in light of the many outstanding concerns, the new legislative landscape and technology development.

You can read the full letter here.

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