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Study on the European Commission Impact Assessment on ePrivacy


17th July 2017


Today the IAI is publishing its study scrutinising the Impact Assessment accompanying the European Commission legislative proposal:

Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL concerning the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications (Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications)" SWD (2017) and scrutinisng the coherence between the Impact Assessment and the legislative proposal COM (2017) 010, published on 10th January 2017.

The study, authored by Fiona Dubernet with contributions from Simon Godwin and Erik Akse, highlights a significant lack of robust evidence to support the findings of the Impact Assessment.  

As part of the Institute's standard peer review process, scientific and factual comments on the content of the study are invited from any stakeholder at any time to inform a potential revision.



Stakeholder review and version control
On 19th June a draft version of the study was distributed to the European Commission, Members of the European Parliament involved in the legislative negotiations and interested expert stakeholders from industry and civil society.
One response was received.  Changes were made subsequent to this feedback.  A version showing tracked changes between the final version and the draft is available for download below

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