Positionspapier Position Paper – ePrivacy Regulation
The Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union recently published its first Discussion Paper (10975/18) regarding the ePrivacy Regulation (ePR). The document deals with Art. 6, 8 and 10 and their related Recitals.
Bitkom welcomes the new approach of the Austrian Presidency, especially because many questions are still open and even though the previous Presidency successfully specified and clarified some aspects, a full analysis with regard to legal certainty, practicability and the necessary alignment with the GDPR was not yet achieved. As Bitkom has always provided comments and industry insights on several questions regarding the ePR, we would like to use this opportunity to comment on the latest developments as well and focus on issues regarding electronic communications technologies using Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Software Updates and Consent.