On February 10, 2021, after four years of negotiations, text revisions, compromise proposals, and back and forth, the Council of the European Union agreed on its negotiating position on the EU draft regulation concerning the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communication (the ePrivacy Regulation).

The reactions to the deal from EU supervisors (i.e., the future enforcers) are mixed. On one side of the spectrum, proponents are celebrating the agreement on the ePrivacy Regulation. On the other side, critics are arguing for a higher level of data protection.

Those voices set the tone for the upcoming discussions, and explain why, for now, a deal is not “THE” deal.

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