The European ePrivacy Regulation (Council Proposal 10.02.2021)



ePrivacy Regulation, Article 12, Presentation and restriction of calling and connected line identification.


1. Where presentation of the calling and connected line identification is offered in accordance with Article [115] of the Directive (EU) 2018/1972, the providers of number-based interpersonal communications services shall provide the following:


(a) the calling end-user with the possibility of preventing the presentation of the calling line identification on a per call, per connection or permanent basis;


(b) the called end-user with the possibility of preventing the presentation of the calling line identification of incoming calls;


(c) the called end-user with the possibility of rejecting incoming calls where the presentation of the calling line identification has been prevented by the calling end-user;


(d) the called end-user with the possibility of preventing the presentation of the connected line identification to which the calling end-user is connected.


2. The possibilities referred to in paragraph 1 shall be provided to end-users by simple means and free of charge.


3. Point (a) of paragraph 1 shall also apply with regard to calls to third countries originating in the Union. Points (b), (c) and (d) of paragraph 1 shall also apply to incoming calls originating in third countries.


4. Where presentation of calling or connected line identification is offered, providers of number-based interpersonal communications services shall provide information to the public regarding the options set out in paragraph 1 and the exceptions set forth in Article 13.


Note: This is not the final text of the ePrivacy Regulation. This is the text of the ePrivacy Regulation Proposal of the Council of the European Union from 10.2.2021.