By EDRi

On 19 October, the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) voted on the proposed e-Privacy Regulation. With 31 votes the Committee voted in favour of measures defending privacy, security and competition for phone and internet services.

The 31 MEPs in favour of the e-Privacy Regulation belong to the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group (ALDE), the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD), the European United Left-Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL), the Non-Inscrits (NI), the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) and the Greens–European Free Alliance (Verts/ALE):

Name EU political group Country National party
Gérard Deprez ALDE Belgium Mouvement Réformateur (MR)
Nathalie Griesbeck ALDE France Mouvement démocrate (MoDem)
Sophia in ‘t Veld ALDE Netherlands Politieke Partij Democraten 66 (D66)
Kaja Kallas ALDE Estonia Eesti Reformierakond
Angelika Mlinar ALDE Austria NEOS – Das Neue Österreich und Liberales Forum
Ignazio Corrao EFDD Italy Movimento 5 Stelle (M5S)
Laura Ferrara EFDD Italy Movimento 5 Stelle (M5S)
Xabier Benito Ziluaga GUE/NGL Spain Podemos
Cornelia Ernst GUE/NGL Germany Die LINKE
Josu Juaristi Abaunz GUE/NGL Spain Euskal Herria Bildu (EH Bildu)
Dennis de Jong GUE/NGL Netherlands Socialistische Partij (SP)
Martin Sonneborn NI Germany Die PARTEI
Caterina Chinnici S&D Italy Partito Democratico (PD)
Ana Gomes S&D Portugal Partido Socialista (PS)
Sylvie Guillaume S&D France Parti socialiste (PS)
Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann S&D Germany Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (SPD)
Cécile Kashetu Kyenge S&D Italy Partito Democratico (PD)
Dietmar Köster S&D Germany Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (SPD)
Marju Lauristin S&D Estonia Sotsiaaldemokraatlik Erakond (SDE)
Juan Fernando López Aguilar S&D Spain Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE)
Andrejs Mamikins S&D Latvia Sociāldemokrātiskā Partija “Saskaņa” (SDPS)
Claude Moraes S&D United Kingdom Labour Party
Péter Niedermüller S&D Hungary Demokratikus Koalíció (DK)
Kati Piri S&D Netherlands Partij van de Arbeid (PvdA)
Soraya Post S&D Sweden Feministiskt initiativ (FI)
Birgit Sippel S&D Germany Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (SPD)
Janusz Zemke S&D Poland Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej (SLD)
Jan Philipp Albrecht Verts/ALE Germany Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
Eva Joly Verts/ALE France Europe Écologie Les Verts (EELV)
Judith Sargentini Verts/ALE Netherlands GroenLinks
Bodil Valero Verts/ALE Sweden Miljöpartiet de gröna (MP)

 

The 24 MEPs against the e-Privacy Regulation belong to the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR), the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD), the Europe of Nations and Freedom (ENF) and the European People’s Party (PPI):

Name EU political group Country National party
Daniel Dalton ECR United Kingdom Conservative Party
Jussi Halla-aho ECR Finland Perussuomalaiset (PS)
Monica Macovei ECR Romania Independent
Helga Stevens ECR Belgium Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie (N-VA)
Gerard Batten EFDD United Kingdom UK Independence Party
Raymond Finch EFDD United Kingdom UK Independence Party
Harald Vilimsky ENF Austria Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs (FPÖ)
Auke Zijlstra ENF Netherlands Partij voor de Vrijheid (PVV)
Asim Ahmedov Ademov PPE Bulgaria ГЕРБ, Граждани за европейско развитие на България
Heinz K. Becker PPE Austria Österreichische Volkspartei (ÖVP)
Michał Boni PPE Poland Platforma Obywatelska (PO)
Anna Maria Corazza Bildt PPE Sweden Moderata samlingspartiet (M)
Rachida Dati PPE France Les Républicains (LR)
Monika Hohlmeier PPE Germany Christlich-Soziale Union in Bayern (CSU)
Lívia Járóka PPE Hungary Fidesz
Barbara Kudrycka PPE Poland Platforma Obywatelska (PO)
Roberta Metsola PPE Malta Partit Nazzjonalista (PN)
Alessandra Mussolini PPE Italy Forza Italia (FI)
József Nagy PPE Slovakia Most–Híd
Csaba Sógor PPE Romania Uniunea Democrată Maghiară din România
Jaromír Štětina PPE Czech Republic Tradice Odpovědnost Prosperita (TOP 9)
Traian Ungureanu PPE Romania Partidul Național Liberal (PNL)
Axel Voss PPE Germany Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands (CDU)
Tomáš Zdechovský PPE Czech Republic Křesťanská a demokratická unie – Československá strana lidová (KDU–ČSL)

 

One of the MEPs of the Committee was absent:

Name EU political group Country National party
Kristina Winberg EFDD Sweden Sverigedemokraterna (SD)

 

Euro-parliamentarians say a clear “no” to the anti-privacy lobby (19.10.2017)
https://edri.org/euro-parliamentarians-say-clear-no-anti-privacy-lobby/

e-Privacy Directive: Frequently Asked Questions
https://edri.org/epd-faq/

e-Privacy revision: Document pool
https://edri.org/eprivacy-directive-document-pool/

Quick guide on the proposal of an e-Privacy Regulation (09.03.2017)
https://edri.org/files/epd-revision/ePR_EDRi_quickguide_20170309.pdf

Dear MEPs: We need you to protect our privacy online! (05.10.2017)
https://edri.org/dear-meps-we-need-you-to-protect-our-privacy-online/

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