European Commission to present new ePrivacy proposal

Due to current deadlock in negotiations, the European Commission is due to present a revised ePrivacy proposal. The new Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton announced that the European Commission ‘will put on the table a new proposal […] because I really think that regarding our fellow citizens, there is an urgent need to move forward.” According to Euractiv, progress on the ePrivacy regulation has been dogged by disagreements between member states over issues ranging from the inclusion of provisions in the regulation to allow for the detection of child pornography, to consent requirements and rules for the tracking of online activity through the use of cookies.