MEP angered by Swedish EU presidency’s lack of progress on ePrivacy

08/03/2023 | EURACTIV

The European Parliament’s rapporteur Birgit Sippel sent a letter to the Swedish ambassador, asking the current holders of the EU Council presidency to prioritise and accelerate work on the ePrivacy Regulation. Originally intended to be put in place alongside the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the ePrivacy Regulation has been in a state of political stalemate for getting close to six years. One of the main issues between the European institutions concerns the capacity of law enforcement agencies to access and retain private electronic communications data. In the letter, Sippel wrote, “it is almost a year since the last political trilogue meeting, and it seems crucial to me that we now make progress on this legislative act, as it will have a significant impact on the fundamental rights of individuals and the future of digital communication in Europe.” 

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