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 on the use of the "Public hearings" tool at EMA in compliance with the Regulation (case 2016-0953)
Formal comments of the EDPS on the application of fair use policy and on the methodology for assessing the sustainability of the abolition of retail roaming surcharges and on the application to be submitted by a roaming provider for the purposes of that assessment (roaming implementing regulation)
The October 2016 edition of the EDPS Newsletter covers recently adopted Opinions on Big Data and the EU border package, the EDPS Guidelines on Whistleblowing and many other EDPS activities.