ePrivacy refers to a set of regulations or laws that govern the protection of privacy and personal data in electronic communications. It aims to ensure that individuals have control over their personal data when using electronic communication services such as email, messaging apps, social media, and online browsing.
In effect since July 31, 2002.
The ePrivacy regulation or directive is typically seen as complementary to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Any organization that provides electronic communication services or uses electronic communications to process personal data may be subject to ePrivacy regulations. By ensuring that organizations are transparent about their data processing practices and that users have control over their data, ePrivacy regulations aim to create a more secure and trustworthy online environment.
The exact provisions of ePrivacy can vary depending on the specific regulation or directive, as well as the country or region in which it applies.
The Data Protection Act (DPA) is a UK law that regulates how personal data is collected, processed, and used. The DPA was first introduced in 1984 and has since been updated to reflect changes in technology and data processing practices and incorporates the provisions of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into UK law.