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European Commission launches E-Privacy Directive Consultation


Alongside the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation by the European Parliament, last week the Commission launched a public consultation on the revision of the e-Privacy Directive with a view to issuing a legislative proposal by the end of 2016. 

One of the central aims of the consultation is to ensure that the e-Privacy Directive, which governs the processing of personal data and the approach towards privacy in the electronic communications sector, is consistent with the future GDPR. The consultation also seeks views on the need to update the Directive in light of new market and technological developments and in order to enhance the security and confidentiality of communications throughout the EU. 

Further details can be found on the Commission website at:



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