On June 10, 2015, The European Commission published a study on the “ePrivacy Directive: assessment of transposition, effectiveness and compatibility with proposed Data Protection Regulation” (SMART 2013/0071).
The study examines two main issues.
- Whether the ePrivacy Directive has achieved its intended effects and puts forward recommendations for future revision on the basis of the Directive transposition in the Member States.
The report does not deal with the entire ePrivacy Directive but focused on five topics:
- Articles 1 to 3 regarding the geographical and material scope of application;
- Article 5(1) on confidentiality of communications;
- Article 5(3) on cookies, spyware and the like;
- Articles 6 and 9 on traffic and location data respectively;
- Article 13 on unsolicited commercial communications.
- How the ePrivacy Directive and the proposed Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will operate together.
More information on the assessment of transposition, effectiveness and compatibility with proposed Data Protection Regulation is available at https://ec.europa.eu…