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

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Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius

iHub, Radboud University, Nijmegen

Joris van Hoboken

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Ronan P. Fahy

Independent

Kristina Irion

University of Amsterdam

Max Rozendaal

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Date Written: June 7, 2017

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Zuiderveen Borgesius, Frederik and van Hoboken, Joris V. J. and Fahy, Ronan P. and Irion, Kristina and Rozendaal, Max, An Assessment of the Commission's Proposal on Privacy and Electronic Communications (June 7, 2017). Directorate-General for Internal Policies, Policy Department C: Citizen's Rights and Constitutional Affairs, ISBN: 978-92-846-1100-3, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2982290

Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius (Contact Author)

iHub, Radboud University, Nijmegen ( email )

Nijmegen
Netherlands

Joris V. J. Van Hoboken

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

Rokin 84
Amsterdam, 1012 KX
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://www.ivir.nl/staff/vanhoboken.html

Ronan P. Fahy

Independent ( email )

Kristina Irion

University of Amsterdam ( email )

Rokin 84
Amsterdam, 1012 KX
Netherlands

Max Rozendaal

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

Rokin 84
Amsterdam, 1012 KX
Netherlands

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