Privacy and Data Protection

The ePD (Directive 2002/58/EC on privacy and electronic communications) concerns the protection of privacy and personal data in the electronic communication sector. The ePD was reviewed and amended in 2009 in the context of the review of the telecoms regulatory framework by Directive 2009/136/EC of 25 November 2009. Recently the Commission has published its “Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector (Directive on privacy and electronic communications)” as part of its REFIT project. Available at