ICDP issues joint letter on e-privacy regulation


In a letter to the members of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee, the Industry Coalition for Data Protection (ICDP), of which Video Games Europe is a member, asks them to evaluate the impact of the proposed E-Privacy Regulation (EPR). The current text may have far-reaching consequences on how electronic communications and many online services operate in the European Union.

In contrast to the approach in the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC), to which the EPR purportedly refers, the proposal extends obligations and scope to cover all over-the-top (OTT) communications services, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, and content services with communications capabilities such as video games, dating apps and any website with built-in chat features.

All the details can be found in the official letter attached.