Bloomberg Law
Dec. 3, 2019, 4:09 PM

EU May Overhaul ePrivacy Plan After Nations Criticize It

Stephen Gardner
Stephen Gardner
Freelance Correspondent

The European Commission may overhaul a stalled 2017 ePrivacy proposal after countries in the bloc said the plan may harm the digital economy.

The commission may publish a new proposal next year or amend the current plan, Thierry Breton, the top official for the European Union internal market, said Dec. 3, when he met with EU telecommunications ministers. The commission will consult member countries before deciding, he said.

A new ePrivacy law, which would replace rules dating back to 2002, would aim to protect the confidentiality of electronic communications and set rules in areas including cookies and online advertising.

However, ...

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