Ensuring the rights and freedoms of users continues to be a key priority for DOT Europe. As consumers continue to explore new online services, it is necessary to guarantee users’ rights online – including the protection of personal data and confidentiality of communications, as well as network and information security. Privacy online is a key component in the promotion of online cross-border e-commerce and the creation of a more dynamic and robust Digital Single Market for users and businesses alike.

Originally proposed in 2017, the e-Privacy Regulation aims to fulfil these goals and contribute to strengthen the European Digital Single Market. In the meantime, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has set a global standard for harmonised rules and principles aimed at strengthening individuals’ privacy and promoting innovation in the EU.

DOT Europe continues to work with the EU institutions to create a more secure communications ecosystem in Europe, while also upholding the principle of technology neutrality and providing predictability for service providers and users. Below you can find DOT Europe’s contributions to ongoing privacy debate in the EU.