The EU Council has proposed amendments to the draft ePrivacy Regulation (the Regulation). The Presidency points out that work on the text will be incremental and this is only its first redraft.
Proposed amendments include:
Scope – The Presidency clarifies the precise material and territorial scope of the Regulation, as including:
- the processing of electronic communications content in transmission, and of electronic communications metadata carried out in connection with the provision of electronic communications services to end-users in the EU;
- information related to, processed by, or stored in the terminal equipment of end users located in the EU;
- the placing on the market of software permitting electronic communications, including the retrieval and presentation of information on the internet;
- the offering of a publicly available directory of end-users of electronic communications services located in the EU, and
- the sending or presenting of direct marketing communications to end users located in the EU.