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Review of the ePrivacy Directive:  Pending Issues Rosa Barcelo Legal advisor   European Data Protection Supervisor
Overview <ul><ul><ul><li>ePrivacy Review:  Legislative Process- EDPS & WP 29 Intervention </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul>...
ePrivacy Review: Legislative Process & EDPS Intervention <ul><ul><ul><li>Legislative process </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Pending Issues  I <ul><ul><ul><li>IP addresses  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EP: Review and report provision </...
Pending Issues  II <ul><ul><ul><li>Browser Settings (5.3) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EP: prior opt in (& opt ...
Pending Issues  III <ul><ul><ul><li>Overall Scope </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Publicly accessible private netw...
Conclusions <ul><ul><ul><li>Positive: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data breach, legal action by ISPs, cookies &...
<ul><ul><ul><li>rosa.barcelo @ edps.europa.eu </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.edps.europa.eu </li></ul></ul></ul><...
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Eprivacy: Regulatory trends in Europe

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Discusses European regulatory trends in the area of eprivacy and data protection with the emphasis on upcoming legislation

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  1. 1. Review of the ePrivacy Directive: Pending Issues Rosa Barcelo Legal advisor European Data Protection Supervisor
  2. 2. Overview <ul><ul><ul><li>ePrivacy Review: Legislative Process- EDPS & WP 29 Intervention </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pending Issues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. ePrivacy Review: Legislative Process & EDPS Intervention <ul><ul><ul><li>Legislative process </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EP First reading: September 2008 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Council Political Agreement: November 2008 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commission’s Amended Proposal: November 2008 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EP Second Reading & Trialogues: Target: end April </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EDPS & WP 29 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EDPS Opinion April 2008 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EDPS Comments September 2008 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EDPS Opinion January 2009 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WP 29 Opinion May 2008 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WP 29 Opinion February 2009 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Pending Issues I <ul><ul><ul><li>IP addresses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EP: Review and report provision </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commission: report recital </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Council: nothing </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WP 29 ongoing opinions (consistent line ) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IP addresses and question of three strikes approach (Universal Services Directive) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Pending Issues II <ul><ul><ul><li>Browser Settings (5.3) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EP: prior opt in (& opt out at the same time) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Council & Commission: maintains opt out </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WP 29 objection </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MMS, SMS, (13.1) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ SMS, MMS and similar technologies” (Recital) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cookies & Spyware (not controversial) (5.3) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Pending Issues III <ul><ul><ul><li>Overall Scope </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Publicly accessible private networks? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Processing for security purposes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EP, Commission and Council: Different versions </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Legal actions initiated by ISPs/ and other legal persons for violation of spam/other provisions </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Conclusions <ul><ul><ul><li>Positive: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data breach, legal action by ISPs, cookies & spyware, more powers for authorities </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not necessary: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Browser settings, processing for security purposes </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><ul><ul><li>rosa.barcelo @ edps.europa.eu </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.edps.europa.eu </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tel: 02/2831927 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Postal address: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rue Wiertz 60 - B-1047 Brussels </li></ul></ul></ul>

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