The future of the ePR: joint industry letter


In a letter to all member states of the European Union, a broad industry coalition including Video Games Europe is asking them to cautiously examine the draft ePrivacy Regulation (ePR) ahead of the 8th of June TTE Council. Limited progress has been achieved since the beginning of Council discussions early last year and many questions remain open. More time is needed to assess the ePR’s scope of application, its overlaps with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its impact on all sectors of the economy.

The ePR proposal has departed from the laudable objective of protecting the confidentiality of communications and goes on instead to greatly limit the processing of a broad array of both personal and non-personal data. Rather than complementing the GDPR, the proposal replaces and contradicts many of the fundamental checks and balances of the EU’s data protection framework.

More information can be found in the attached official letter.