On 2 June, a representative of the Swedish Presidency updated the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy (TELE) Council on the status of the negotiations concerning the e-Privacy Regulation. As a reminder, the last trilogue on e-Privacy was held in March 2022 during the French presidency. The Swedish presidency took up the discussion only at a technical level, focusing its agenda on Article 8 concerning the protection of information related to the end-user terminal equipment. During this technical conversation, it seems that some progress was achieved in defining the specific grounds that would allow under certain conditions the collection of information from end-user terminal equipment - one of the grounds would be the transmission of an electronic communication service.

Co-legislators are however far from reaching an agreement on the file, which, according to some internal sources, might be withdrawn at the end of the current Commission’s mandate next year.