GDPR a ePrivacy
The ePrivacy Industry Letter to Ministers on behalf of the associations EMMA (European Magazine Media Association), ENPA (European Newspaper Publishers’ Association), EPC (European Publishers’ Council), NME (News Media Europe), AIG (Advertising Information Group), AMC (Audience Measurement Coalition), FEDMA (Federation of European Direct and Interactive Marketing), AER (Association of European Radios), EGTA (European Group of Television Advertising), GESTE (Les editeurs de contenus et services en ligne) and SPIR (The Association for Internet Progress).
European associations and companies, share the European Commission's view that privacy, data security and a responsible approach to data handling are a necessary condition for the development of breakthrough technologies such as artificial intelligence, but also a competitive advantage and added value that European companies can offer.
Members of SPIR deeply support the European way of live and European values, ensuring the privacy of internet users. However, the current ePrivacy proposal has generated great uncertainty across all of us, whose effort to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) risks being nullified by an incoherent ePrivacy text.
The European Commission released Communication ‘Data protection rules as a trust-enabler in the EU and beyond – taking stock’.
It is regrettable that Johnny Ryan’s ongoing PR campaign against the digital advertising industry and in particular his unfounded and inaccurate accusations against IAB Europe are becoming ever more desperate.
In March 2017 SPIR joined the European Cloud Alliance (ECA) whose aim is to promote safe and efficient use of the cloud in Europe. ECA brings together businesses across the cloud value chain to promote the advantages of the cloud, and to provide an authoritative voice on cloud-related policy issues.
Following on from a successful delegation visit of Austrian representatives in September, on 10 October, IAB Europe facilitated meetings of its Czech national association, SPIR, with MEPs from the Czech Republic.
IAB Europe regrets today’s decision by the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) to back amendments that would force news and other European websites to provide their content for free.