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15th February 2021
Data, Tech & IP Human Rights Institutional law

Op:Ed: “The Council’s Position regarding the proposal for the ePrivacy Regulation: out of the frying pan and into the fire? ” by Tiago Sérgio Cabral

1. The Council’s Position

On 10 February 2021, the Council of the European Union (finally) agreed on a negotiating mandate regarding the proposal for a new ePrivacy Regulation (the Council’s text shall be referred to as the ‘Council’s Position’ and the original Commission proposal as the ‘ePrivacy Proposal’), breaking a multi-year deadlock and giving new breath to the proposal which is meant to replace the current ePrivacy Directive 2002/58 and establish a coherent framework between the lex specialis and the general rules contained in the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR).  

While some expectations could be noted due to the long-awaited agreement, public reactions to the Council’s Position were not exactly

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