Volume: 14 Issue: 3
hogan lovells international llp
As the dust settles following the European Commission’s (‘the Commission’) proposal for a new ePrivacy Regulation, a clear picture of the situation is emerging. The internet is starting to come to terms with the fact that a new layer of data privacy regulation is bound to be applied over and above the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (‘GDPR’). European institutions are beginning to consider their positions and we can expect a bit of a seesaw between the European Parliament (‘the Parliament’) and the Council of the European Union (‘the Council’). In the meantime, the different parties involved in the legislative process are sharpening their arguments for what promises to be a long and heated process. In a nutshell, the Brussels legislative machine is in full swing and cooking up what is meant to be one of its signature dishes for the early 21st century.