MEP’s cleared the path for crucial ePrivacy law

PRESS STATEMENT - 26.10.2017

MEPs gave their green light to the Parliament to start negotiations with Member States on a crucial update of the EU’s ePrivacy law. The law would safeguard consumers’ privacy when they go on the internet or use mobile apps as well as protect the confidentiality of their online communication.


MEPs confirmed their support for the consumer-friendly position of the leading Civil Liberties committee which came under heavy attack from big parts of the digital industry.

“BEUC applauds today’s vote. The Parliament wants to keep consumers’ digital correspondence confidential and prevent companies from snooping in our private lives when we are online. The EU is leading the way and sending a clear message that the internet should not be a tool for constant commercial surveillance of consumers.”

For more information on the Parliament’s position read our .