On 8 October, Ecommerce Europe co-signed a joint industry letter on ePrivacy urging EU Member States to ask the European Commission to reconsider its proposal for an ePrivacy Regulation.
The letter points out that even though the draft ePrivacy Regulation was proposed in January 2017 it still remains on the agenda of the Council of the EU following two and a half years of intense discussions. Progress on the file has been limited and too many important questions remain unaddressed and amendments continue to create more confusion than clarity.
Ecommerce Europe and other co-signatories believe that the arrival of a new European Commission in November and European Parliament represents an opportunity for a fresh start in the debate, which can only happen if the proposal is fundamentally reassessed in light of the many outstanding concerns, the new legislative landscape and technology development.
The letter was co-signed by 61 organizations and can be downloaded here.