On 10 January the Commission put forward its E-Privacy proposal that seeks to address the privacy of electronic communications. In particular it sets the parameters through which one’s online communication can be access and used. The Commission has chosen a privacy oriented approach, addressing the issue from an end-user perspective. For industry the proposal sets new and burdensome compliance standards.
Consequently, the proposal will have wide ranging implications to both users and providers of electronic communication services. In this snapshot you will find a review of the Commission’s proposal and its implications.
Emmanouil Patavos is a Director in FTI Consulting’s TMT practice in Brussels.