12 May 2008

EU - EDPS Opinion on ePrivacy Directive review

On 10 April, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted an Opinion on the European Commission's proposal amending, among others, the Directive on Privacy and electronic communications, usually referred to as the ePrivacy Directive. Peter Hustinx, EDPS, says: "I welcome the approach followed by the proposal which is in line with views expressed in previous opinions. However, the proposed amendments to the Directive are not as ambitious as they should be. In dealing with new issues, such as the setting up of a mandatory security breach notification system, the proposal remains too restrictive in its scope."