The Article 29 Working Party and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) have released non-binding opinions on the ePrivacy Directive. Both stressed the fact that the new rules  must complement the safeguards available through the General Data Protection Regulation. Recommendations include extending the scope of the Directive from that of the traditional telecom provider, protecting the confidentiality and security of electronic communications, deleting specific data breach rules, harmonising provisions on unsolicited communications and providing specific rules for enhancing the transparency of government access requests.

The Article 29 Working Party’s Opinion and the European Data Protection Supervisor’s Opinion