A draft proposal of the EC’s new ePrivacy regulation has been leaked on the politico website, a European politics and policy website. Following a public consultation on the ePrivacy Directive earlier this year, it was made clear that there were issues around the consistency of application across member states as well as the need to ensure alignment with the forthcoming GDPR. In this regard, it is notable that this is a regulation and as such will not need to be transposed into national law. Much of the drafting reflects the EC consultation and includes, amongst other things: increased fines which are more aligned with those set out in the GDPR, a broader scope to include Over The Top (OTT) providers and changes to the rules on cookie consents.