Buttarelli: The urgent case for a new ePrivacy law

A swarm of misinformation and misunderstanding surrounds the case for revising our rules on the confidentiality of electronic communications, otherwise known as ePrivacy. It’s high time for some honest debunking. We are now at the business end of the 2014-2019 term of office for MEPs and the current College of European Commissioners. The European Parliament … Continue reading Buttarelli: The urgent case for a new ePrivacy law

Enter the Data Economy – EU Policies for a Thriving Data Ecosystem

"Big data will be the backbone for successful and prosperous economies By revolutionising business models, optimising production and decision-making, and enabling the development of innovative products and customised services, the data revolution can spur job creation and significantly enhance competitiveness and public service provision, to the ultimate benefit of EU businesses and citizens. Forgoing the opportunities … Continue reading Enter the Data Economy – EU Policies for a Thriving Data Ecosystem

Proposal for an ePrivacy Regulation

Key points of the Commission's proposal The proposal for a regulation on high level of privacy rules for all electronic communications includes: New players: privacy rules will in the future also apply to new players providing electronic communications services such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Skype. This will ensure that these popular services guarantee the same … Continue reading Proposal for an ePrivacy Regulation