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Lawyers Call for Optimism Despite Fresh ePrivacy Delays

Global Data Review

26 Nov 2019

Alex van der Wolk spoke to Global Data Review about delays in the EU’s ePrivacy Regulation, saying he remains hopeful about a resolution.

“In the past half year, in the council there seems to be a higher sense of urgency,” he said. “When Croatia takes over the presidency [on January 1], they could theoretically de-prioritise it, it is possible. But I’m optimistic.”

Alex also argued that legislators’ priority should be getting the law through. “There was a huge amount of momentum when GDPR passed, a lot of investment to bring companies up to speed. All these very good intentions were met with uncertainty – which version of the ePrivacy Directive do we take into account? From a practical perspective, one of the downsides of this dragging on is the uncertainty.”

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