Birgit Sippel has just been appointed rapporteur on the e-Privacy regulation, taking over from Marju Lauristin. At this event she will provide an overview of where the legislation now stands with the first draft being released in June 2017.
She will also cover how she envisions the ePrivacy Regulation working in coordination with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is set to be implemented in May 2018.
In January of 2017 the European Commission proposed greater regulation on privacy and electronic communications, with the aim to increase protection of peoples private life and open up new opportunities for business. This has been seen as a key action towards the completion of the Digital Single Market Strategy.
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Birgit Sippel has taken over the role of coordinator of the S&D Group and been a full member in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), after her re-election in 2014. In the LIBE committee, Birgit Sippel has been involved in diverse topics, touching upon questions of privacy and data protection (e.g. Terrorist Finance Tracking Programme, Passenger Name Record data (PNR)) but also upon issues like the EU asylum policy, migration and the Schengen area. Moreover, she has been involved in the advancement of police and judicial cooperation at EU level (Area of Freedom, Security and Justice), e.g. by supporting the adoption of several directives on procedural safeguards. Furthermore, she is a member of the Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries, and a substitute member in the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL). She also became member of the Special Committee on Terrorism (TERR) in 2017. Since 2010 she has been member of the party's council and presidium in the federal state of North Rhine-Westfalia. Apart from her commitment at local level, Sippel was member of the SPD's Federal Party Council from 1996 to 2010. In 1983, she became member of the German Industrial Union of Metalworkers (IG Metall), in which she served i. a. as employee representative. In 1982, Birgit Sippel joined the Socialist Youth of Germany and she also joined the Social-Democratic Party of Germany (SPD).