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11-04-2017 - Hearing on the e-Privacy reform

LIBE 19-04-2017 - 17:52
E-Privacy

On 11 April 2017 the LIBE Committee organises a hearing on the proposed rules for the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in the electronic communications in the EU” (ePrivacy), presented by the Commission on 10 January 2017.

The hearing is part of the works conducted by the LIBE Committee with a view to preparing its report on this proposal. The rapporteur is Ms Marju LAURISTIN (S&D). It will address different elements of the new proposal, such as its legal consistency with other legal instruments or the level playing field or the confidentiality and security of electronic communications.
The hearing seeks to provide the LIBE Committee with the views of the main actors involved: telecommunications sector, new communication services provides (OSP, OTT), consumers, NGOs, professors, European data protection authorities and the Commission.

Contributions from the speakers

      Giovanni BUTTARELLI, European Data Protection Supervisor
      Dr. Frederik Zuiderveen BORGESIUS, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam
      Raoul GRÜNTHAL, Schibsted Sweden
      Pr. Dr. Kai RANNENBERG, Goethe University Frankfurt
      Ilias CHANTZOS, Symantec
      Giuseppe D’ACQUISTO, Garante per la protezione dei dati personali
      Benjamin STRAHS, Facebook