The new e-Privacy Directive: how will it affect you?

We live in a digital world in which new technologies and devices are constantly being developed. These innovations have and continue to revolutionise the way we do things. But while, in many respects, they make our lives that little bit easier – they bring, with them, the increased threat on online privacy.

On 10th January this year, the European Commission published proposed text for the new e-Privacy Regulation, following on from an unauthorised leak just a month earlier. If accepted, the regulation will replace the current e-Privacy Directive and, alongside the GDPR, will create a new legal framework for electronic communications, in relation to privacy.

Below are some key pointers for businesses to consider on the latest projected changes:

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