Development of the proposal for E-Privacy Regulation

The debate on the European Commission’s proposal for E-Privacy regulation – part of the Digital Single Market Strategy, which rules should complement and act jointly with the General Data Protection Regulation – continues. The proposed new regulation pursues the goal to guarantee information security in general, i.e. it is not limited only to personal data, and affects also matters like automated data sharing by software application and software updates. Currently the regulation proposal is still being discussed, whereas on 19.10.2017 a report on the matter was adopted by the Commission for Civil Liberties, Justice and Internal Affairs of the European Parliament. The conclusion of the report is, that with some changes the proposal shall continue its way to turning into a regulation – whereas the effects for the digital market and information technologies might eclipse those of the General Data Protection Regulation