The long-running e-Privacy Regulation saga continues. On 18 September 2019, the Council of the European Union (the Council) released proposed amendments to the draft regulation. We take a look at some of the proposals.


The draft e-Privacy Regulation will replace the current Directive 2002/58/EC to “reinforce trust and security in the Digital Single Market”. It was meant to be introduced concurrently with GDPR in May 2018. However, it has been subject to many delays, debates and inter-EU institutional wrangling. The Council (under its current Finnish presidency) has now proposed additional changes to the existing draft.

The most eye-catching changes are new obligations regarding processing of electronic communications data to detect, delete and report child pornography.Continue Reading The e-Privacy Regulation saga rumbles on