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Proposal for a Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications

The proposed Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications will increase the protection of people's private life and open up new opportunities for business.
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1- Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council
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2- Ex-post REFIT evaluation of the ePrivacy Directive 2002/58/EC
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3- Executive summary of the ex-post REFIT evaluation
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4- Impact Assessment - part 1
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5- Impact Assessment - part 2
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6- Impact Assessment - part 3
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7- Summary of the Impact Assessment
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Bulgarian translation of the proposal
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Croatian translation of the proposal
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Czech translation of the proposal
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Danish translation of the proposal
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Dutch translation of the proposal
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Estonian translation of the proposal
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Finnish translation of the proposal
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French translation of the proposal
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German translation of the proposal
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Greek translation of the proposal
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Hungarian translation of the proposal
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Irish translation of the proposal
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Italian translation of the proposal
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Latvian translation of the proposal
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Lithuanian translation of the proposal
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Maltese translation of the proposal
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Polish translation of the proposal
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Portuguese translation of the proposal
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Romanian translation of the proposal
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Slovakian translation of the proposal
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Slovenian translation of the proposal
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Spanish translation of the proposal
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Swedish translation of the proposal
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Evaluation and review of Directive 2002/58 on privacy and the electronic communication sector

Report / Study | 10 January 2017

This study was conducted to support the Commission in gathering the evidence base needed to evaluate Directive 2002/58/EC on privacy and electronic communications and to assist the Commission in assessing a number of policy options, notably from an economic perspective. The study was performed with a view to collect fact and figures, as well as other relevant information, to be used by the Commission in the Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT) evaluation of the ePrivacy Directive and in the work of assessing the policy options that could lead to a possible legislative revision.