ePrivacy

Belgium: ePrivacy proposal in progress: Council agrees on its position to start off ‘trilogue’ negotiations

Authors: Heidi Waem, Alizée Stappers and Simon Verschaeve With the ultimate purpose of enacting specific rules regarding electronic communications, the ePrivacy Regulation aims, in particular, to replace the 2002 ePrivacy Directive, detail and complement the GDPR’s general rules, and implement important changes in areas such as metadata processing on end-user devices and obtaining cookie consent …

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FRANCE: Website publisher fined for violation of the cookie requirements

The French Council of State affirmed the EUR 25,000 fine imposed by the CNIL on Editions Croque Futur (challenges.fr) for non-compliance with French data protection law, and in particular cookie requirements. The facts go back to 2014-2015 when the French data protection authority (the CNIL) found out that French company Editions, Croque Futur, publisher of …

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EUROPE: New European ePrivacy rules in the making: Internet services, IoT, cookies and more will be significantly impacted

Those who think that the EU General Data Protection Regulation is a lot to contend with are now facing the prospect of a new Regulation replacing the 2002 ePrivacy Directive. A version of the draft Regulation leaked earlier this week indicates a potentially significant impact on any organisation, whether based in the EU or elsewhere, …

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