Monday 10th December 2018

ePrivacy Proposal

This text is a draft proposal published by the European Council on 4th May, 2018

Chapter 1 (Articles 1 - 4)

General provisions

Chapter 2 (Articles 5 - 11)

Protection of electronic communications of end-users and of the integrity of their terminal equipment

Chapter 3 (Articles 12 - 17)

End-users' rights to control electronic communications

Chapter 4 (Articles 18 - 20)

Independent supervisory authorities and enforcement

Chapter 5 (Articles 21 - 24)

Remedies, liability and penalties

Chapter 6 (Articles 25 - 26)

Delegated Acts and Implementing Acts

Chapter 7 (Articles 27 - 29)

Final provisions

Recitals (1-42)

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Article 10

Information and options for privacy settings to be provided

1. Software placed on the market permitting electronic communications, including the retrieval and presentation of information on the internet, shall offer the option to prevent any other parties than the end-user from storing information on the terminal equipment of an end-user or processing information already stored on that equipment.

2. At the time of installation or first usage and updates that change the privacy settings options, the software referred to in paragraph 1 shall inform the end-user about the privacy settings options and the way the end-user may use them. The software shall offer the end-user the choice to be reminded about the privacy settings options.

2a. The software referred to in paragraph 1 shall provide in a clear manner easy ways for end-users to change the privacy setting at any time during the use.

3. In the case of software which has already been installed on [the date of entry into application], the requirements under paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be complied with at the time of the first update of the software.

4. This provision shall not apply to software that is no longer supported at the time of entry into application of this Regulation.