This 2002 ePrivacy Directive is an important legal instrument for privacy in the digital age, and more specifically the confidentiality of communications and the rules regarding tracking and monitoring. The entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation requires the EU legislator to update this text and the European Commission published a proposal on 10 January 2017. This new text will have to tackle the rapidly evolving technological landscape, with issues such as confidentiality of machine-to-machine communication (Internet of Things) or the confidentiality of individuals’ communication on publicly accessible networks (such as public Wi-Fi).
Prior-checking Opinion regarding the updated notifications for staff appraisal and reclassification at CdT (EDPS cases 2016-0011 and 2016-0292)
Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli at Austrian Commission of Jurists, Wien, Austria.
Letter concerning access to premises at the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) (case 2017-1077)