On the 13th of July, EDRi, together with Privacy International, IT-Politisk Forening and Access Now sent a letter to the TELE Working Party of the EU Council regarding the dangers for privacy protections associated with the latest proposals brought forward by the Austrian Council Presidency. The letter comments the developments and argues that such changes could undermine the spirit of the proposed ePrivacy Regulation. The core of the Regulation is attacked in several ways: through the introduction of a new legal basis of processing metadata for “compatible purposes”, by allowing tracking walls and by eliminating the provision ensuring Privacy by Design and Privacy by Default – a key element in the ePrivacy Regulation.

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