According to the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union has released a discussion paper on the upcoming work on a potential ePrivacy Regulation. Its objective is to work toward ’reaching a general approach and/or a mandate to start negotiations with the European Parliament’ during the Working Party on Telecommunications and Information Society meeting in July. The presidency also indicated that settling on core provisions of the proposal, particularly the processing of electronic communications data, would be a precondition to any agreement.