An Assessment of the Commission's Proposal on Privacy and Electronic Communications
Directorate-General for Internal Policies, Policy Department C: Citizen's Rights and Constitutional Affairs, ISBN: 978-92-846-1100-3
132 Pages Posted: 9 Jun 2017 Last revised: 5 Feb 2018
Date Written: June 7, 2017
This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the LIBE Committee, appraises the European Commission’s proposal for an ePrivacy Regulation. The study assesses whether the proposal would ensure that the right to the protection of personal data, the right to respect for private life and communications, and related rights enjoy a high standard of protection. The study also highlights the proposal’s potential benefits and drawbacks more generally.
Keywords: Privacy, ePrivacy, cookie, tracking, behavioral advertising, behavioural targeting, confidentiality of communications, Do Not Track, tracking wall, cookie wall, location tracking, WiFi tracking
JEL Classification: K12, K00, D10, D11, D20, D30, D40, D60, D70, L00, L11, L20, L51
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