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EDPS calls for urgent adoption of new ePrivacy law

Friday 19 October 2018 | 14:43 CET | News
The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has called for urgent adoption of the reform of European ePrivacy regulation first proposed by the European Commission back in January 2017. In a blog post, the EU's top privacy official Giovanni Buttarelli said the reform is crucial to protect the fundamental rights to privacy and the protection of personal data in the digital age. He urged lawmakers to advance quickly to allow legal certainty and a level playing field for market operators, with the reform described as "the indispensable missing piece of the jigsaw" to complete the EU's

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