EU ePrivacy Regulation

What is the EU ePrivacy Regulation?


The EU ePrivacy Regulation is an upcoming piece of legislation intended to update and replace the existing ePrivacy Directive (also known as the “Cookie Law”). It aims to align more closely with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and address privacy issues related to electronic communications. While it’s still in the proposal stage and not yet in effect, the regulation is expected to have significant implications for digital privacy in the EU.

From what we know so far, it is expected to broaden the scope of the GDPR and streamline the user experience of internet users regarding consent. Some draft versions have been published but have yet to move forward in the legislative process. It has been the subject of extensive debate and negotiation within the EU institutions, and its final form and date of implementation are still to be determined.


MergeBase and the ePrivacy Regulation


The ePrivacy Regulation will not affect us directly because we are not a European company (we are based in Canada) and do not generally process the personal data of EU residents.

If we ever need to comply with this legislation, our adherence to the GDPR makes it easy for us to comply with any other EU law in the future.


How Can MergeBase Help You Comply with the ePrivacy Regulation?


We don’t have the final version of the EU ePrivacy Regulation yet, but we can safely assume that it will contain provisions on data security.

Whatever the upcoming regulation may require, we are equipped with the tools to help you navigate even the strictest requirements. Our services are crafted to mitigate the threats posed by cyberattacks and data breaches, aligning perfectly with the European law’s focus on proactive data security actions.