Delays expected in the negotiations on the ePrivacy regulation

According to Telecompaper, EU telecom ministers will not vote on the ePrivacy reform at their next meeting in December. Due to divides between member states on key provisions of this legislative text and calls from the industry to delay its adoption process, it appears now unlikely that this regulation will be concluded before the next European elections in 2019. In parallel, a number of NGOs are urging the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union to take action towards ensuring the finalisation of the e-Privacy reform.