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With a changing digital landscape and emerging data driven technologies, the rules of the Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications (Directive 2002/58/EC) are in need of updating. The proposed E-Privacy Regulation was intended to address new legal challenges and complement the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in relation to privacy in electronic communications. The first draft of the E-Privacy Regulation was presented in January 2017, with the aim that it would be passed quickly and would apply from May…

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has published its draft guidelines on processing personal data in the context of connected vehicles for public consultation. The Guidelines have a wide reach and will apply to more than just vehicle manufacturers. We have summarised the key points and recommendations from the EDPB in the Guidelines below. The public can provide comments to the EDPB until March 20th, 2020. Thereafter, the EDPB will finalize and adopt the Guidelines,…

On December 20, the ICO’s Executive Director for Technology and Innovation, Simon McDougall, published a blogpost entitled Adtech and the data protection debate – where next?. It marks six months since the ICO’s Update report into adtech and realtime bidding. What does the blogpost say? The blogpost summarises the ICO’s engagement with the adtech industry over the past six months, including the follow-up to its Fact-Finding Forum attended by industry stakeholders. The ICO’s conclusion is…