Join DWT’s Bob Stankey in Brussels on June 5th for Euractive’s event: “Wire Taps on Your Apps? ePrivacy and Security: Striking a Balance”.

Does the ePrivacy Regulation set a high standard for the confidentiality of electronic communications, or is it a far-reaching expansion of government surveillance authority? While the ePR is intended to protect the confidentiality of calls, emails, texts and chats, the ePR’s art. 11 provides a public interest exception (the “wiretap provisions”) that allows member states to pass laws giving government investigators access to these communications.

EURACTIV and Microsoft invite you to a lively debate to discuss how to connect the dots of ePrivacy Regulation, government surveillance, encryption and e-Evidence. Questions will include:

  • How aligned is the ePR with other recent measures that touch on government access to communications data, such as the European Electronic Communications Code, new national surveillance laws and the e-Evidence package?
  • When should intercept obligations apply to new technologies such as apps, smart speakers and game consoles?
  • What are the lessons learned from recent ECJ decisions on surveillance?
  • Are rules related to communications encryption necessary?

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