European Data Protection Board calls on EU legislators to intensify their efforts to adopt an ePrivacy Regulation,

March 21, 2019

The European Data Protection Board has adopted a number of statements at its recent plenary session including a call for adoption of the ePrivacy Regulation to be accelerated. The statement reiterates the EDPB’s view that the ePrivacy Regulation must under no circumstances lower the level of protection offered by the current ePrivacy Directive 2002/58/EC and must complement the GDPR by providing additional strong guarantees for all types of electronic communications. It goes on to state that:

“Far from being an obstacle to the development of new technologies and services, the ePrivacy Regulation is needed to ensure a level playing field and legal certainty for market operators. The EDPB invites member states to ensure a high level of protection and to finalise their negotiating position without further delay, so that negotiations with the European Parliament can begin as soon as possible.”

The four other statements adopted are as follows: