Valentina Torelli, attorney at FJF Legal has published an interesting post about the Proposal for a Regulation on the protection of personal data on electronic communications in the prestigious IPKat.
As Valentina states: [a]s the use of digital services and Internet-based communications has become well-nigh ubiquitous, the underlying technology continues to evolve. Nevertheless, users still have generic concerns about the inherent risks, especially those associated with security and privacy issues. Against that backdrop, the European Commission has established that increasing trust and security in digital services must be among the main objectives of the Digital Single Market Strategy. Accordingly, the long term goal for the reform of the EU data protection legal framework, which commenced in 2012, culminated last year in the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation, ..., which will apply throughout the EU from 25 May 2018. However, in order to complement this new system with the right of individuals to data protection, the European Commission has also been engaged in updating the legal framework set forth in the Directive 2002/58 on privacy and electronic communications, whose last revision dates back to 2009.
As a result, on January 10, 2017, the European Commission published a proposal for a Regulation (ePrivacy Regulation).
The text of the Proposal for a Regulation concerning the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications and repealing Directive 2002/58/EC is available here.