EU institutions unable to agree on rules to regulate political advertising

12/10/2023 | EDRi

During the latest trilogue negotiations on 10 October between the European Council, Parliament, and Commission over the proposed new rules for political advertising, EU lawmakers were unable to agree on whether the use of special categories of data should be prohibited.

According to the European Digital Rights (EDRi), the lack of agreement stems from confusion around whether to follow the rules contained within the Digital Services Act (DSA) prohibiting profiling that uses special categories of personal data or the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which permits the processing of personal data providing the data was collected with explicit consent.

Another meeting is expected on 6 November to continue the negotiations.

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