ePrivacy Regulation must not be extended to industrial Machine-to-Machine Communication (M2M)

BRUSSELS - Plans to extend the scope of the EU’s ePrivacy Regulation to Machine-to-Machine communications (M2M) should be shelved, warned representatives of Europe’s agricultural and construction equipment industries ahead of a crucial vote on the proposal in the European Parliament’s Justice and Home Affairs Committee next Thursday.

The extension could seriously harm the digital transformation in both industries and put their international competitiveness at risk. M2M communications regularly occur between different industrial machines working, for instance, on major construction sites or in agricultural fields.

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