What is PECR?
The existing Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003, and the proposed revision to them that is contained in the draft European ePrivacy Regulation, have an inseparable relationship with the GDPR and must be considered alongside it. The scope of both is relatively narrow, but significant.
The European Union ePrivacy regulation has been published to broaden the scope of the current ePrivacy Directive and align the various online privacy rules that exist across EU member states. The regulation takes on board all definitions of privacy and data that were introduced within the General Data Protection Regulations, and acts to clarify and expatiate on these definition. In particular, the areas of unsolicited marketing, Cookies and Confidentiality are covered in a more specific context.