ePrivacy regulation could have a significant impact on the digital economy. Following on from last year’s GDPR, the EU has recently shifted its attention to new privacy rules for electronic communications.
Any new laws will be EU wide, could set a new global standard and may involve the stricter regulation of cookies, Internet of Things (IoT) and Over-the-Top Services (OTT). Having initially stalled politically, the Commission is pushing for negotiations to be revitalised. It could become a key piece of new legislation after the EU parliamentary elections.