EDRi calls on European Commission to update ePrivacy Directive

23/04/2024 | EDRi

European Digital Rights (EDRi) and 13 organisations have written an open letter to the European Commission calling for an update to the ePrivacy Directive in the incoming Commission’s mandate. 

Despite proposing an update in 2017, which would have introduced new rules for electronic communications and online tracking technologies, the reform has been blocked by EU member states and corporations. The group writes that this has been a cause of concern for individuals and civil society who have been advocating for better privacy and security online. They argue that updating the ePrivacy Directive is critical for enhancing fundamental freedoms and ensuring a functional Digital Single Market, and urge the European Commission to act.

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