ePrivacy Regulation

Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors

A further regulation called the ePrivacy Regulation is being proposed to come into effect next year to further protect privacy in regard to electronic communications.

On the 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation came into effect to regulate data protection and data control.

A further regulation called the ePrivacy Regulation is being proposed to come into effect next year to further protect privacy in regard to electronic communications. The ePrivacy Regulation will replace the 2002 ePrivacy Directive and work in conjunction with the GDPR to ensure personal data is not misused.

The ePrivacy Regulation will also hold the same penalties as a breach of the GDPR which includes a possible fine of €20 million or 4% of annual turnover.

The ePrivacy regulation will apply to all electronic communication providers and will not just cover SMS and email but also other forms of electronic communication such as Facebook messenger, WhatsApp, Skype etc. It will protect both content and metadata.

It will prohibit any interception between electronic communications unless permitted by a Member State.

The ePR will also affect the use of cookies. It aims to make the use of cookies simpler and avoid excessive pop ups asking to consent to the use of cookies.

 

 

 

 

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