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Comment—expect sparks as EU governments, lawmakers gird for battle on ePrivacy regulation

Comment—expect sparks as EU governments, lawmakers gird for battle on ePrivacy regulation
Published on: 12 February 2021
Published by: MLex
  • Comment—expect sparks as EU governments, lawmakers gird for battle on ePrivacy regulation
  • Updated regulation
  • Data retention
  • Behavioural ads
  • Business interests

Article summary

MLex: Internet platforms and telecoms companies got a fillip last week as EU governments finally agreed on a compromise text for the EU’s ePrivacy Regulation, overcoming years of divisions over protection of citizens’ metadata, use of tracking cookies and data-retention measures. But now the big battle begins: talks with the European Parliament to hammer out a consensus text. With lawmakers tending to focus on citizens’ privacy rights and governments on business interests, sharp policy differences will make it a long, hard fight. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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