On Oct. 26, 2017, the EU Parliament adopted a draft resolution of the ePrivacy Regulation (2017/0003(COD)). In comparison with the EU Commission proposal, the resolution strives for more strict regulation of cookie use and related tracking technologies. In this context, the draft resolution also supports technical solutions such as the Do-Not-Track-Standard of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Further, the draft supports the consent requirement as well as privacy-by-default settings. This also includes the use of end-to-end encryption solutions for data communications and a clear rejection of (governmental) backdoors.
Some associations have expressed reservations about the draft resolution and argue that the financing of digital offerings might be jeopardized. This may delay the enactment of the ePrivacy Regulations and the GDPR, expected to come into force May 2018.