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ePrivacy: Europeans call for stronger protection

Dec 19, 2016 | News

(19 December 2016) – The European Commission publishes today the results of a Eurobarometer survey and a public consultation on ePrivacy, showing that Europeans call for stronger protection, whereas industry and public authorities express more diverse views.


According to the Eurobarometer, a large majority of the respondents consider the privacy of their personal information, their online communications and their online behaviour very important.

Similarly, the public consultation shows that 83% of citizens, consumer and civil society organisations consider it relevant to have specific ePrivacy rules for the electronic communications sector on confidentiality.

The consultations provide valuable insight for the ongoing review of the ePrivacy Directive which the Commission will unveil at the beginning of 2017.

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