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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 a


1. The provisions for consent provided for under Regulation (EU) 2016/679/EU shall apply to natural persons and, mutatis mutandis, to legal persons.

1a. Paragraph 1 is without prejudice to national legislation on determining the persons who are authorised to represent a legal person in any dealings with third parties or in legal proceedings.

2. Without prejudice to paragraph 1, where technically possible and feasible, for the purposes of point (b) of Article 8(1), consent may be expressed by using the appropriate technical settings of a software placed on the market permitting electronic communications, including the retrieval and presentation of information on the internet.

3. End-users who have consented to the processing of electronic communications data as set out in point (c) of Article 6(2) and points (a) and (b) of Article 6(3) shall be reminded of the possibility to withdraw their consent at periodic intervals of [no longer than 12 months], as long as the processing continues, unless the end-user requests not to receive such reminders.

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